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Topic: Using JavaScript to communicate with Acrobat Reader in a Browser
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 59661
From: Clint2
Date: 5/29/2002 05:40 PM

In my project, where pdf-docs are shown in the InternetExplorer, I'm looking for
a way to print serveral user-selected pdf-docs by a buttonclick.

The former solution was a JavaScript, that, in a loop opens pdf-docs in a second
frame and calls window.framename.print() (where framename is, of cause, the
name of the frame in which the pdf-doc is loaded). Then the next document will
be opened and so on.
The problem is, that with every document a print-dialog pops up which the user
has to confirm.

Now my question:
Is there a way to send a print-message to AcrobatReader-PlugIn by JavaScript,
which prints the loaded document without print-dialog?
If yes, what's the name of this method (inclusive parameter and their

Another way would be using a customized ActiveXControl which is loaded in a
third frame. This could have a method, who calls a method in
AcroReader-ActiveXControl (i.e. AVDocPrintPages or so).

I use:
Windows NT 4.0, 2000, 98, Me
Acrobat Reader 4.0
InternetExplorer 5.0 and higher

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