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M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:

>> 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  DF::Writer.new
>> pdf.select_font "Times-Roman"
>> pdf.text "Hello, Ruby.", :font_size 72, :justification :center
>> 
>> pdf.save_as("hello.pdf")
>> 
>> acrobat  IN32OLE.new('AcroExch.App') doc >> WIN32OLE.new('AcroExch.PDDoc')
>> doc.open("c:\<the_absolute_path_to_the_file>\hello.pdf") acrobat.show



> For one thing, don't your backslashes need to be doubled?
> 
> "C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Space-Bearing Paths\\Are\\Evil.pdf"


Hi,

Hum, unfortunately, it does not seem to help!

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Philippe Lang
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