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Topic: Re: Mac creator code for FDF
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57677
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:27 PM

At 2:06 AM -0500 1/26/01, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>I know very little about Macs,

Welcome to the light ;).

> but I am looking into ways of programmatically creating FDF files
>on a Mac, probably using RealBasic.

Should be pretty easy, and RB is a nice environment...

>When such an FDF is double-clicked, I want it to be opened in
>whatever version of Acrobat happens to be installed on the user's
>system, which will usually be Reader.

OK, seems pretty reasonable...

>I think I need to know the proper creator code so that I can
>properly set it with the program that creates the FDF. How do I go
>about finding out what to use? Is the creator type the only thing I
>have to be concerned about here? Am I correct in thinking that I
>have to set the creator code? Thanks!
You need to set both the creator ('CARO'), and the type ('FDF
'). The creator, as you might gather defines what application is to
open the file while the type replaces the need for name extensions.

Leonard Rosenthol
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Digital Applications (215) 440-0504 (fax)

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