[CentralOH] Opening Adobe Reader from Python

m g miles.groman at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 00:00:41 CEST 2010

Ah, sorry misinterpreted your question

On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 4:57 PM, Mark Erbaugh <mark at microenh.com> wrote:
> On Sep 29, 2010, at 3:41 PM, m g wrote:
>>> I know Adobe Reader can be opened to view temporary PDF files from the internet. I wonder what mechanism it is using?
>> A mimetype of application/pdf.  Your browser will parse the
>> Content-Type header out of the response and determine what the best
>> way to display the content is (you can change how the browser handles
>> different mimetypes).
> Miles,
> Thanks, that's what I thought, but I'm more interested in how the browser is passing the PDF file to Adobe Reader?  I'm not sure it's creating a file anywhere, so I'm thinking Adobe Reader may have an interface to be passed data directly from another application. That's what I'm looking for.  I believe that on Windows Adobe Reader has DDE and OLE interfaces. I wonder if anyone has made an Adobe Reader library for Python?
> Thanks,
> Mark
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