No Topic-Level Help on Linux

Siemens Software and Mentor PDF-only documentation trees on Linux have limited context-sensitive help capabilities if you are not using Adobe Reader.


  • If you are not using Adobe Acrobat, context-sensitive help calls from the Siemens Software and Mentor products to a PDF-only documentation tree open to the PDF manual title page, not to the topic within the PDF manual.

  • Adobe Reader v9.5.5 is not present on the Linux system and cannot be downloaded from Adobe.


Adobe Reader for Linux is no longer available from Adobe. Third-party PDF viewers cannot open the PDF file to the specific topic, as with Adobe Reader. Contact Adobe for additional information and options for Adobe Reader for Linux.


The first solutions is to use the HTML documentation.If you are only using PDF, there is not direct resolution for the fact that Adobe Reader is not available for Linux and is required to open context-sensitive help directly to the topic. However, you can still install a third-party PDF viewer so that you can view the PDF files and perform single document searches on Linux.