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Message: "The server application, source file or item can't be found ..." when you double-click an embedded PDF


When you try to open a PDF object embedded on a slide in your presentation, you see an error message like the following:

The server application, source file, or item can't be found, or returned an unknown error. 
You may need to reinstall the server application. 


Adobe Reader X has a new Protected mode. If you turn this off, Reader can handle embedded PDFs.

In Reader, go to Edit | Preferences | General
Remove the checkmark next to "Enable Protected Mode on Startup".
Close the Preferences dialog box.

See this page for more information

[Thanks for this info, JNC7.]

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Message: "The server application, source file or item can't be found ..." when you double-click an embedded PDF
Last update 06 July, 2011