With this: ... s_io = pdf.output(dest='S') response.headers['Content-Type']='application/pdf' response.headers['Content-Disposition'] = 'attachment; filename="%s"' % file_name raise HTTP(200, s_io, **response.headers) You get the same you have now with response.stream but it's cleaner. Without setting the 'Content-disposition' the pdf will be opened in the browser.
Paolo On Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 7:42:29 PM UTC+2, Peter wrote: > > > So this is better but I still need some direction... > > (thanks to Paul Rykiel's post > <https://groups.google.com/forum/#%21searchin/web2py/fpdf%7Csort:relevance/web2py/OZkBWOtwtdQ/gBFdrmMmdOMJ> > > re labels and responders including one Mariano Reingart)...and hope it > helps someone else down the road. > > > pdf = receipt_PDF() > pdf.add_page() > > rcpt_filename = "RCPT_%s_%s.pdf" % (session.rcpt_number, > session.rcpt_recipient) > rcpt_filename = rcpt_filename.replace( ' ', '_' ) > > rcpt_filepath = request.folder + '/static/temp/%s'%(rcpt_filename) > > if sys.platform.startswith( "linux" ) : > os.system( "xdg-open %s" %(rcpt_filepath) ) > else : > os.system( "%s" %(rcpt_filepath) ) > > pdf.output(rcpt_filepath,dest='S') > response.headers['Content-Type'] = 'application/pdf' > return response.stream(rcpt_filepath, chunk_size=4096, request=request, > attachment=True, filename=rcpt_filename) > > > > so this code... > > - no longer opens the browser pdf reader, user page does not change! > - opens the open/save dialogue box with appropriate filename and > allows user to save wherever desired! > > but it still has one issue... > > - as well as opening the open/save dialogue box it automatically opens > Adobe Reader as well and displays the file (a little overkill!) > > (It also creates temp files on the system that may/may not need to be > cleaned up - but that's for another day.) > > > *Can I stop it automatically opening the file in Adobe and if so how?* > > > Peter > > > >  > There is an added bonus that kicked in somewhere the file size is > approximately 30% of what it was before... > > > > > <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--jRqs2MNXmQ/WAPCqrSfTuI/AAAAAAAAAIw/BUYphSouFwkQV4HL61HggeRgB1lkeNT9gCLcB/s1600/file_sizes.png> > > > > > > -- Resources: - http://web2py.com - http://web2py.com/book (Documentation) - http://github.com/web2py/web2py (Source code) - https://code.google.com/p/web2py/issues/list (Report Issues) --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "web2py-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to web2py+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.