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Topic: RE: Create PDF and append to it
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56761
From: Dave
Date: 5/29/2002 05:21 PM

Troy,

What is the error that you are receiving with Distiller (??) ...

You can achieve what you want quite easily from Access (VBA) using Acrobat
and IAC (Inter Application Communication).

To utilise IAC each user must have a full copy of Acrobat, or the reports
must only be generated on the machine with the licensed copy of Acrobat.
You cannot use Acrobat via a WebServer - before continuing I would check the
End User License Agreement (EULA) to ensure your workflow isnt comprimising
the EULA.

You will find full code examples for merging PDF files 'on-the-fly' at
CodeCuts - http://www.codecuts.com

Good luck and if you need any further help just let us know.

Dave............
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> Lets say a user chooses 4 reports that he would like to save to file, how
> can I create 1 pdf that contains the 4 reports rather than create 4
> seperate PDFs. This is a process I want to implement on the fly (create
> the pdf, append the reports to it, close it).
>
> There is a process currently implemented in the database that creates a
> single postscript file that contains all the reports using the windows
> utility PrintFile, but I have been unable to create a pdf using that
> postscript file (unrecognized characters).
>

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