troubleshooting Question and project resources

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Hey guys, i have a project im working on which includes a non modifiable PDF document.  I am able to view it fine, but i want to embed the pdf in my exe and compile it at runtime.  I dont want to host it externally to the EXE.  Can i put it in the resources folder and then call it from there?  It doesnt seem to be working.  I have it in the resources and when i try to type in my.resources.filename.pdf, it cant find it at runtime.

Calling it like the below works:
 Private Sub BentleyManual_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
        AxAcroPDF1.LoadFile("C:\Program Files (x86)\BMW Maintenance\Bentley_BMW_3_Series_2006-2010.pdf")
    End Sub

I want to call it via my.resources, but it fails to find it at runtime:
 Private Sub BentleyManual_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
    End Sub

I added the file via the project settings resource tab. The pdf is set to None for Build Action and Do not copy for copy to output directory

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