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Topic: How to access Acrobat 7.0 from VB?
Conf: (P-PDF) Beginners, Msg: 151283
From: lipes
Date: 6/23/2006 02:04 AM

I am developing software with a requirement to bring in a *.html file and output it as a *.pdf file. I hope to do this by access acrobat through visual basic. On the adobe website at the url:

I found a code snippet that would seem to be the basis for such a capability. On page 5 the following snippet appears:


EXAMPLE 1 "Hello, Acrobat!”

Dim gApp As Acrobat.CAcroApp

Dim gPDDoc As Acrobat.CAcroPDDoc

Dim jso As Object

Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load

gApp = CreateObject("AcroExch.App")

gPDDoc = CreateObject("AcroExch.PDDoc")

If gPDDoc.Open("c:\adobe.pdf") Then

jso = gPDDoc.GetJSObject



jso.console.println ("Hello, Acrobat!")


End If

End Sub


But when I run this code I get the following error message:

System.Exception: Cannot create ActiveX component.

Source Error:

line 43: gApp = DirectCast(CreateObject("AcroExch.App"), Acrobat.CAcroApp)

Can anyone point me to code that accesses Acrobat 7.0 through visual basic?

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