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Topic: Distiller automation in C++
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 52863
From: kdeabrew
Date: 5/29/2002 04:55 PM

Christian,

>I am trying to automate Acrobat Distiller 4, but for some reason the
>following code doesn't work, because the CreateDispatch function fails. I
>have looked op the Class ID of Distiller in Registry, so this should be
>right value. Do anybody know what's going wrong?

You appear to be using a different CLSID value than the Code Cuts provided
sample
http://www.codecuts.com/mainpage.asp?webpageid=348

Your CLSID:

static const GUID CLSID_DISTILLER =
{ 0x317DA881, 0xECC5, 0x11D1, { 0xB9, 0x76, 0x0, 0x60, 0x08, 0x02,0xDB,0x86
} };

Code Cuts:

static const GUID CLSID_DISTILLER =
{ 0x1CD675B2, 0xECD1, 0x11D1, { 0xB9, 0x76, 0x0, 0x60, 0x08, 0x02, 0xDB,
0x86 } };

Are you using Win98/95 or NT? I found that when I compiled the sample under
NT that it ran under NT but that it would fail under 98 ("invalid class
string"). But the same sample compiled under 98 ran succesfully under 98
(and crashed under NT). Something is definitely amiss with this, I'm not
entirely sure as to why (yet). Perhaps someone else has succesfully worked
through this issue before.

-Karl

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