PDF In-Depth

IAC - Printing using Acrobat Reader

May 22, 1999


This method prints the PDF c:\temp\filetoprint.pdf.

This code sample is posted here for the general benefit of the PDF development community. Attribution and usage guidelines are as noted in the code source; please respect the wishes of the author when using this code.

Option Explicit ' Force variable declaration	
' Author : Karl De Abrew
' Company : Planet PDF
' Date : 30 November, 1998
' Description: 
' This vb method uses the VB printer object and a command line call 
' sourced from the Acrobat Developer FAQ to print a single PDF silently	
' This method / function should be extended to suit the requirements
' of an organisation
Sub PrintAPDFUsingTheFreeAcrobatReader()
    Dim strCommandLine As String        
    Dim strPrinterName As String        
    Dim strDriverName As String        
    Dim strPortName As String        
    Dim strFileNameToPrint As String        
	    strFileNameToPrint = "c:\temp\filetoprint.pdf"
            strPrinterName = Printer.DeviceName
            strDriverName = Printer.DriverName
            strPortName = Printer.Port
              	' Perform some error checking here
        strCommandLine = "c:\acrobat3\reader\AcroRd32.exe /t """ + _
                   strFileNameToPrint + """ """ + _
                   strPrinterName + """ """ + _
                   strDriverName + """ """ + _
                   strPortName + """"
        If (Shell(strCommandLine, vbHide) <> 0)Then        
              MsgBox "Job has been sent to the printer using the command " 
+ strCommandLine
              End If
End Sub
PDF In-Depth Free Product Trials Ubiquitous PDF

Debenu Quick PDF Library

Get products to market faster with this amazing PDF developer SDK. Over 900 functions and an equally...

Download free demo

Back to the past, 15 years ago! Open Publish 2002

Looking back to 2002, it's amazing how much of the prediction became a reality. Take a read and see what you think!

September 14, 2017
Platinum Sponsor

Search Planet PDF
more searching options...
Planet PDF Newsletter
Most Popular Articles
Featured Product

Debenu PDF Aerialist

The ultimate plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. Advanced splitting, merging, stamping, bookmarking, and link control. Take Acrobat to the next level.


Adding a PDF Stamp Comment

OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.