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Topic: scripting for acrobat and reader
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 59093
From: brucia
Date: 5/29/2002 05:36 PM

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? 

tell application "Acrobat™ 4.0" 
 print pages -- products.pdf 
 [first integer] -- 2 
 [last integer] -- 13 
 [PS] - -1 
 [binary] -- false 
 [shrink to fit] - false 
end tell 

here is the error message: 

Acrobat™ 4.0 got an error: ocuments are open. 

(no, that is not a typo, it really said ocuments without a d) 

if I delete the word pages from the code, I get: 

Acrobat™ 4.0 got an error: Application "Acrobat™ 4.0" doesn't understand the print message.

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