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Topic: RE: scripting for acrobat and reader
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58438
From: Deleted User
Date: 5/29/2002 05:32 PM


If you are distributing the PDF on both the Mac and the PC platforms then
you should take advantage of the Javascript language that's available in
Acrobat (on both platforms).

You can create a form field (button) with a Mouse Up Action of Type
Javascript, with the following code:

this.print(false,1,10) -----> this will print from page 1 to page 10,
without displaying the dialog box.

this.print(true,1,10) ------> this will display the print dialog box, but
the page range will be set from 1 to 10.

IF you have any more questions, please let us know. I would also pay a
visit to the Javascript CodeCuts Section on CodeCuts
- there are tutorials and example Javascript code to help you get up to

AcroBuddies Forum Moderator
> I recently downloaded the Adobe Acrobat SDK in order to find out how to
> program my pdf file to print specified pages or 1 specific page when you
> click a button in the document that says something like "print this page".
> It says to use a print pages command in AppleScript. This is where my
> problems come in. I have gotten all kinds of syntax errors, but luckily
> figured out most of them, except the one I'm stuck on. I will paste the
> script as it is now below here, and then under it I will type in the error
> I am getting when I try to run the script. Thank you for any info or
> feedback you may have. By the way, I am formatting this pdf file to be
> distributed on a CD for both Mac and Windows users. My goal is for the pdf
> file to have buttons at the top of each page that allows the user to print
> only that page, or range of pages - because the file is over 1000 pages
> long. Once I get the scripting all programmed and it's working fine on my
> system (Mac), will my customers have problems when viewing the file in
> Acrobat
> Reader? Will all the scripting features that I program in work for them?

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