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Topic: RE: Manual Acrodist print job - how to tell when done?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57706
From: Dave
Date: 5/29/2002 05:27 PM

Check out the Acrobat Distiller API - Technotes #5158, there is a OnJobStart
and OnJobDone event, which you could hook into.

I cant remember if there is a Distiller example on CodeCuts, but it's worth
a look.

Dave..........

> -----Original Message-----
> From: p-pdf-developer Listmanager [SMTP:listmanager@www.acrobuddies.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2000 1:19 AM
> Subject: Manual Acrodist print job - how to tell when done?
>
> From: "Chris"
>
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>
> Acrodist is default printer and is set up not to prompt. User invokes an
> agent that prints, then attaches resulting file. But file attach line
> runs before file is complete.
>
> Agent code is able to yield to an exe run from the os. So - an exe that
> checks to see when acrodist is finished printing the file would be
> PERFECT. But how to get a handle on an event you didn't start with
> "shell" or any other acrodist command? SDK examples don't seem to address
> this.
>
> Here's the code I need (assume user has just printed a document with
> acrodist as the default printer):
>
> ***
> Sub CheckIfPdfPrintJobComplete (*pseudocode*)
>
> Get handle on acrodist print job just started by user (or get handle
> on "cancel" window)
> While distiller is still processing print job:
> sleep for a second
> While end
> End sub
> ***
>
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