[reportlab-users] Help with strange pdf report output - %PDF-1.4 %���� ReportLab Generated PDF..

Andy Robinson andy at reportlab.com
Tue May 10 04:21:27 EDT 2011

On 10 May 2011 08:40, Target Live Support <targetlvspprt at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,

> I am getting this strange output when openning a report from a python

> program which i cant make any sense out of. Done a lot of googling but

> found no solution. Any help will be very much appreciated. Many thanks

> in advance.

You're looking at the insides of a PDF file. Maybe your script is
writing it to standard output, and it needs to be piped into a file
ending in '.pdf' and then opened in Adobe Reader!

Alternatively if you are seeing it in a web browser, somebody may have
generated the PDF correctly but not sent the right headers, so that
the browser displays it as text.

Hope this helps,

Andy Robinson
Managing Director
ReportLab Europe Ltd.
Media House, 3 Palmerston Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 1PG, UK
Tel +44-20-8545-1570

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