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Topic: ASP/NT - Activex can't create object
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 51800
From: pstirk
Date: 5/29/2002 04:47 PM

Hello, all.
I've developed ASP code that instantiates two Adobe objects, opens a PDF doc, and saves with a different name:

Set AcroAVDoc = CreateObject("acroexch.avDoc")
Set AcroApp = CreateObject("")

bOpen = AcroAVDoc.Open("c:\windows\desktop\demo\ST-5.PDF", "Testing")

' PDSaveFull = 1, used below:
bsaved = AcroPDDoc.Save(1, "C:\windows\desktop\demo\ST5_1stPass.pdf")

When the server is running Acrobat Exchange 3.01, it does not have problems creating these objects. Unfortunately, this has to be developed in version 4. I'm running Win98, Personal Web Server, and the full Acrobat 4.0 is installed. The code works both in VB5/6, and as ASP code from within my browser. The problem occurs when the ASP code is put onto an NT server (I've tried this on two different servers, each with NT4/SP4/IIS). The browser returns the error in the title above, highlighting the first occurance of 'CreateObject'. However, run in VB on the server, the same code executes without incident. To mimic the ASP environment in VB, I declared AcroAVDoc and AcroApp as objects. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.


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