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How do I open a .pdf in FH 5.0?

Posted: 10 Sep 2019 10:30
by redx593
Hello,
I am still use version 5.0 of Family Historian. Over time I have added several .pdf files of certain records to my family tree and I usually add them as "multimedia" using the "add multimedia" button. Trouble is I've now discovered that when I open the multimedia window, and try to open the .pdf file it contains, it only opens an "Edit Media" window with a .pdf symbol in the centre. I can't actually open the .pdf file itself.

Can some explain what I'm doing wrong please?

redx593

Re: How do I open a .pdf in FH 5.0?

Posted: 10 Sep 2019 10:44
by Valkrider
Family Historian cannot display pdf files. You need to use an external viewer to view them. One way around this is to use a converter (several free and online) to change the pdf to a jpg and attach that to the source too. That way you have the pdf for printing and the jpg to view within Family Historian.

Re: How do I open a .pdf in FH 5.0?

Posted: 10 Sep 2019 10:50
by redx593
Valkrider wrote:
10 Sep 2019 10:44
Family Historian cannot display pdf files.....
Oh ok. There lies the problem. I'll have to go back and redo them in different format.

Thanks for the prompt reply.

Re: How do I open a .pdf in FH 5.0?

Posted: 10 Sep 2019 13:27
by Jane
If you want to launch your PDF viewer I think V5 has the green arrow icon in the media window similar to that in V6