[python-win32] Simultaneous Adobe Reader

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Fri Sep 23 18:22:17 CEST 2005

On Thu, 22 Sep 2005 16:48:07 +0200, "Jorge Ramirez" 
<ramirez08063 at itc.nl> wrote:

>From windows, using a python script how can I open Adobe Reader without
>displaying a PDF document?

What would be the point?  It's certainly possible to look up the 
location of the Acrobat Reader in the registry (by looking for the 
handler for .pdf files) and launch the program by name, but why would 
you want to?

>Furthermore, using a script is it possible
>to run two Adobe Reader sessions simulatneously.

Yes and no.  The Acrobat Reader is an MDI program.  That means it 
handles multiple documents, but it does so by using a single Acrobat 
process, and a single "master" window.

Now, you can certainly have multiple PDF documents open at once.  By 
default, Acrobat runs with its client (document) windows maximized, so 
you can only see one at a time.  If you un-maximize the client window, 
or if choose Window -> Cascade, you can see there are multiple documents 

Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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