Philippe Lang wrote:
> 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?

Not cross-platform, but try this:

filename = "myfile.pdf"

`start #{filename}`

If it's hard to see in your browser, I'm using the "backtick" not the
apostrophe, which will induce a system call.  I'm assuming Acrobat is
installed as your handler for .pdf files.

Jeff
softiesonrails.com