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Topic: Re: Automate PDF creation in VB (Via Email)
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 140178
From: LeonardR
Date: 9/28/2005 11:38 AM

At 01:00 AM 9/28/2005, p-pdf-developers Listmanager wrote:
>2. We were successful in making our application create a PDF file
>by doing the following:
>a) Read in the list of Word documents located in the users directory.
>b) Open each document in Word.
>c) Change the active printer to the "Adobe PDF" printer.
>d) Through the use of registry keys "strongly suggest" the location
>for storage of the new PDF file.

No need to just "strongly suggest". There are a DOCUMENTED
set of Registry entries that will enable you specify not only the
location BUT also the filename - and therefore have the whole process
happen silently, without user intervention.

Check out the Acrobat SDK IAC documentation.

>We have purchased the Acrobat SDK and although I've read through it,
>I have yet to find a way to make our application work like the
>PDFMaker and take the user interaction out of our function.

Look again - it's in there!

I am assuming, perhaps wrongly, that this is with Acrobat 6
or later - correct?


Leonard Rosenthol
Chief Technical Officer
PDF Sages, Inc. 215-938-7080 (voice)
215-938-0880 (fax)

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