Import PDFs ?

Thomas McGrath III mcgrath3 at
Wed Jan 28 21:33:22 EST 2009


It is that simple if all you want is to use another application to  
read the PDF file. This is from the docs and it forces the operating  
system's default program for reading PDFs to open the file:

launch document "/myProjects/myRevolutionProject/help.pdf"

But if you want to open the PDF from within RR then I would look at  


Tom McGrath III
Lazy River Software
3mcgrath at

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On Jan 28, 2009, at 9:10 PM, Timothy Miller wrote:

> Many thanks to Brian and SparkOut on this thread.
> This is turning out to be more complicated than I expected. I had  
> assumed that I could write something like "launch <application> with  
> variableContainingMyPDF" or something of that nature. Apparently  
> not. I think I can follow the instructions and read the docs, though  
> much of this is new to me, and rather over my head.
> I wonder if I'm trying to do this the hard way. That's a specialty  
> of mine when it comes to writing scripts.
> One easier alternative, apparently, is to try to get good results  
> displaying the PDF in a player. Any other possibilities?
> Thanks again,
> Tim
> On Jan 28, 2009, at 4:34 AM, SparkOut wrote:
>> Timothy Miller-2 wrote:
>>> On Jan 27, 2009, at 3:53 PM, SparkOut wrote:
>>>> You can import the PDF files to your stack by:
>>>> put URL ("binfile:<the-path/name-of-your-file.pdf>") into
>>>> <thePDFStorageProperty>
>>>> On a Mac you should be able to display the pdf in a player, but on
>>>> Windows
>>>> even with QT enabled it won't render a pdf document. A workaround  
>>>> is
>>>> to
>>>> write out the file to a temporary location:
>>>> put <thePDFStorageProperty> into URL("binfile:<temporarypath/
>>>> name.pdf>")
>>>> and launch it, or use a revBrowser object to display within Rev.
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