[python-win32] Simultaneous Adobe Reader
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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