launching adobe reader with arguments from os.system call

Steve Holden steve at
Thu Sep 8 16:37:05 CEST 2005

Greg Miller wrote:
> Thank you Martin, here's what I discovered this morning to work, the
> only problem is it is painfully slow to launch the application.
> os.system('start acroRd32.exe'+' /A'+' "page=15"'+'
> "C:\\Gregtemp\\estelletest\\NexGlosser_User_Guide_W60G00_en.pdf"')
> I'm going to give your method a try to see if it launches any quicker.
> Thanks again.
> Greg Miller
You might notice that if you already have an Acrobat Reader window open 
the document comes up rather more quickly.

If you want fast document startup you could consider using the win32all 
extensions to create an AcroReader application process in advance of 
opening any documents.

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