Philippe Lang wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I'm trying to launch the opening of a PDF document from within ruby, under Windows XP. Adobe Acrobat shows up, but no document appears. Does anyone see the error, or maybe has another better (cross-platform) method?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> ------------------------------------------
> 
> require 'pdf/writer'
> require 'win32ole'
> 
> pdf = PDF::Writer.new
> pdf.select_font "Times-Roman"
> pdf.text "Hello, Ruby.", :font_size => 72, :justification => :center
> 
> pdf.save_as("hello.pdf")
> 
> acrobat = WIN32OLE.new('AcroExch.App')
> doc = WIN32OLE.new('AcroExch.PDDoc')
> doc.open("c:\<the_absolute_path_to_the_file>\hello.pdf")
> acrobat.show
> 
> 
> 
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> Philippe Lang
> Attik System
> 
For one thing, don't your backslashes need to be doubled?

"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Space-Bearing Paths\\Are\\Evil.pdf"