Planet PDF Forum Archive

Planet PDF ForumWowsers! This is page is old, head to the LIVE Planet PDF Forum. It features more than 10 conferences, covering everything from beginner to in-depth developer and pre-press discussions. If you wish to continue... one & two archive covers 1999-2011 (160,000 pages).


New Forum | Previous | Next | (P-PDF) Developers


Topic: ...but FilePrintTo does't work
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 32297
From: george
Date: 1/5/2002 09:21 AM

> It appears that you cannot use any spaces whatsoever
> in any of the DDE messages to Acrobat. Try altering
> your printer name to use '_'s instead of spaces.

Has anyone figured out how to specify FilePrintTo(Ex) parameters that happen to contain spaces (e.g., HP LaserJet 4)? It seems like it must be possible, since Windows uses DDE to send FilePrintToEx (WinNT4 at least) for the printto action, unless it's a VB limitation. Curiously, on Win 98 and Acrobat 4.05, and with Acrobat 5, the (unsupported?) /t command line method is used.

> BTW - you'll notice this when trying to open
> documents too.

I've worked around the problem of file paths that contain spaces by converting to a short path using the GetShortPathName Windows API function.

George

PDF In-Depth Free Product Trials Ubiquitous PDF

Debenu Aerialist

The ultimate plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. Advanced splitting, merging, stamping, bookmarking, and link...

Download free demo

Debenu PDF Tools Pro

It's simple to use and will let you preview and edit PDF files, it's a Windows application that makes...

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.

Features

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.