[CentralOH] Printing PDF files from Python

Eric Floehr eric at intellovations.com
Thu May 26 16:23:14 CEST 2011

I would look at Poppler (http://poppler.freedesktop.org/) and the
python-poppler bindings.

Here's an example of using it in QT:


http://doc.qt.nokia.com/qq/qq27-poppler.html (C++ but concepts the same)

<http://doc.qt.nokia.com/qq/qq27-poppler.html>Here is a recipe to use
poppler within wxwindows:



On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 9:35 AM, Mark Erbaugh <mark at microenh.com> wrote:

> I'm using the ReportLab library to generate PDF files from a Python
> application.  Normally, I launch a native PDF viewer (Adobe Reader on
> Windows, Preview on Mac) and let the user print the document if they want.
> Is there a way to directly print the PDF file from the Python app?  I could
> shell to the native reader, but it would be nice if I could keep this
> looking like it was "built-in" to the app, not a separate process.
> Thanks,
> Mark
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