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Topic: RE: Extract Pages using OLE
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57046
From: kdeabrew
Date: 5/29/2002 05:23 PM

> How would I extract pages into a new PDF using OLE
> I want this whole process to be automatic.

You'll want to try something like this...

Option Explicit ' Force variable declaration

' Description: Sub btnExtractPage_Click()
' This vb method uses IAC to extract a page range from PDF
' document to a new PDF.
' In order to use this function you must have a file called
' "Source.pdf" in your temp folder. This method/function
' should be extended to suit the requirements of an
' organisation

Private Sub btnExtractPage_Click()

Dim PDDocSource As Object, PDDocTarget As Object
Dim iStartPage As Integer, iNumPages As Integer

Set PDDocSource = CreateObject("AcroExch.PDDoc")
Set PDDocTarget = CreateObject("AcroExch.PDDoc")

' Create a new PDDoc
If PDDocTarget.Create <> True Then
MsgBox "Unable to create a new PDF"
End If

' Open the PDF source file (the file we are going to
' take pages from)
If PDDocSource.Open("c:\temp\source.pdf") <> True Then
MsgBox "Unable to open the source PDF"
End If

' Set the page range you wish to extract
iStartPage = 0 ' Don't forget that this is zero based

' Set the number of pages you wish to extract
iNumPages = 2

' Insert the pages from the source PDF file
' to the target PDF
If PDDocTarget.InsertPages(-1, _
PDDocSource, _
iStartPage, _
iNumPages, _
False) <> True Then
MsgBox "Unable to insert the source pages"
End If

' Save the new file
If PDDocTarget.Save(&H1, _
"c:\temp\target.pdf") <> True Then
MsgBox "Unable to save the pdf"
End If

'Close the PDF files

' Clean up
Set PDDocSource = Nothing
Set PDDocTarget = Nothing

End Sub

You can see this, and download a VB6 project containing this code from -


Karl De Abrew

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