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Topic: Distiller + Postscript + VBA in Excel
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 52858
From: magrpy
Date: 5/29/2002 04:55 PM

Needs help,
I need to convert an Excel file that has color graphs into a PDF file by using VB.
Below is the code that I use. It works fine; however, whenever I run it, the pdf from the distiller is black and white. How do I maintain the color of the graph?
What code(s) should I insert in the vba.

Sub SaveAsPDFFile()
'The purpose of this function is to save the Daily Summary sheet
'as a printer friendly PDF file. The sheet will first be converted
'to a PS file that will be sent to Acrobat Distiller to convert to a
'PDF file format. The PDF file will be linked to the web version of
'this report via the Printable Version link

Dim PSFileName As String
Dim PDFFileName As String
Dim DistillerCall As String

Dim ReturnValue As Variant

'Activate the Daily Summary worksheet
Worksheets("Monthly Summary").Activate

'Define the path and filenames (can get the names from a cell, and
'add the path & extension):
PSFileName = "c:\work\monthpdf.PS"
PDFFileName = "c:\work\monthpdf.PDF"

'If the files already exist, delete them:
If Dir(PSFileName) <> "" Then
Kill (PSFileName)
End If

If Dir(PDFFileName) <> "" Then
Kill (PDFFileName)
End If

'The Sendkeys characters are the full path and filename, followed by the "Enter" key.
' These are buffered until the "print to file" screen appears:
SendKeys PSFileName & "{ENTER}", False

ActiveSheet.PrintOut , PrintToFile:=True

'Add double quotes around the PS filename and PDF filename:
PSFileName = Chr(34) & PSFileName & Chr(34)

PDFFileName = Chr(34) & PDFFileName & Chr(34)

DistillerCall = "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 4.0\Distillr\Acrodist.exe " & _
"/n /q /o" & PDFFileName & " " & PSFileName

'Call the Acrobat Distiller to distill the PS file. ReturnValue is zero
'if the application doesn't open correctly:
ReturnValue = Shell(DistillerCall, vbNormalFocus)

If ReturnValue = 0 Then MsgBox "Creation of " & PDFFileName & "failed."

End Sub


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