# [reportlab-users] Show the pdf on screen

John Pywtorak jpywtora at calpoly.edu
Mon Jun 5 16:59:28 EDT 2006

Paulino wrote:
> Is there a way to show automatically the pdf on the screen as soon as it
> is generated?
>
>
> Paulino

Here is a copy of a suggested way from Thomas Blatter, and I can't say
it any better.

>  import win32api
>   win32api.ShellExecute(0,"print","path\\to\\the.pdf",None,".",0)
>
>   This should work as long as Acrobat reader is correctly installed. If
> u really need special options you'd have to fix the print for .pdf in
> the registry.
>
>   Thomas Blatter

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