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Topic: Error number 800401F3 in previously working code
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 111483
From: pnh102
Date: 5/14/2004 11:45 PM

I'm using code written in Visual C++ 6.0 to merge an FDF file with a PDF file. This code is compiled into a DLL file which is then called from ASP code.

The problem is that the code works sporadically. On some machines such a merge works fine, but for some reason it stops working and there is no way to get it to work again. The specific chunk of C++ code which fails reads as:

if (!objAcroAVDoc.CreateDispatch("AcroExch.AVDoc",&e))
{
errorMsg.Format (" Fail Code [%X]", e.m_sc);
LogToFile ("In CAcroManager::Merge, objAcroAVDoc.CreateDispatch failed." + errorMsg);
return FALSE;
}

It is the objAcroAVDoc.CreateDispatch call which fails.

I am using the following environment:
1. Windows 2000 Server SP4, with all the latest patches from Microsoft.
2. Adobe Acrobat 5.0, which was updated to 5.0.5.

I am confident that all of the DLLs to which I am referring are registered correctly as the program works some of the time. Does anyone have any explanation as to why this code is failing?

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