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Topic: Re: print pdf silently to a named printer - any ideas?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58223
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:31 PM

At 02:18 PM 8/16/2001 -0400, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>Windows app needs to print pdf files silently to a named printer. There is
>free Acrobat Reader around. Am I missing something (in my IAC reference)
>or it is impossible to do both silently AND named with the free Reader?

You're not missing anything - it's not possible, at least not
without playing games with Windows.

You can deal with the named printer issue by doing all the printer
switching yourself in your application, then calling Acrobat to print, and
then switching back.

The silently part is accomplished by launching Acrobat in "hidden
mode" just like any other application.

>Are there other ways? Any input will be greatly appreciated.

Sure, don't use Acrobat!


Leonard Rosenthol
Director of Software Development (215) 922-3509 (voice)
Appligent, Inc. (formerly Digital Applications) (610) 284-4233 (fax)

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