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Topic: Printing PDF Files From VB
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 55935
From: arbicjoel
Date: 5/29/2002 05:15 PM

Please help. I am trying to print PDF files in PDF Viewer from VB (or VBA in Access) through automation. I am creating a document viewer for my company that allows them to select several documents, open them, e-mail them, print them, etc. I have been able to automate the printing process with the full version of Acrobat. BUT - I understand that the OLE automation doesn't work with reader, that it must be done through DDE?(which I am not familiar with). ALSO - I am trying to give the user the option of printing drawings in 11x17 format and can't see how to change the printer settings to do this. I keep getting 8x11 size regardless. Code sample below.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Joel Arbic

Dim a As Object 'CAcroAVDoc
Dim d As Object 'CAcroPDDoc

Dim res As Long
Dim lngPages As Long
Dim prt As Printer
Set d = CreateObject("AcroExch.PDDoc")
If d Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
res = d.Open(Me.txtFileName) ' file name supplied
Set a = d.OpenAVDoc("Title")

lngPages = d.GetNumPages
res = a.printPages(0, lngPages - 1, 2, 0, True)

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