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Topic: Using Named Destinations
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 59663
From: pbraiman
Date: 5/29/2002 05:40 PM

Hi All-

The function below is called after to a call which 
successfully opens the
Acrobat Reader. It passes in a PDF document path 
and a page number.

The commented sprintf function produces a 
"DocGoTo" string buffer which
works correctly and opens the document at the 
correct page.

I commented out that function, and called the next 
sprintf function that
produces a "DocGoToNameDest" string buffer. 
This should find and go to
the named destination 
"M9.13794.SubSect.91.General" which was a 
destination listed in the document.

The document opened correctly but does not go to 
the page containing the
named destination. Is the named destination 
syntax incorrect or is there 
another problem that I am not seeing?

I checked the document for the existence of the 
named destination and it 
indeed does exist within the PDF. 

Many thanks in advance, this is driving me quite 


==========BEGIN CODE==========

BOOL OpenPDFreader(char* docPath,int 
   HDDEDATA bRetVal;
   DWORD dwResult;
   HSZ hszServerName, hszTopicName;
   HCONV hConversation = NULL;
   char buf[500];     
   UINT res,rtn;
   DWORD id=0;

   rtn = DdeInitialize(&id,
      return FALSE;
   if (rtn == DMLERR_NO_ERROR)

      hszServerName = DdeCreateStringHandle(id, 
"acroview", 0);
      hszTopicName = DdeCreateStringHandle(id, 
"control", 0);

      hConversation = DdeConnect(id, 
hszServerName, hszTopicName, NULL);

      res = DdeGetLastError(id);
      if (res != DMLERR_NO_ERROR)
         MessageBox(NULL, (LPCSTR)"Could Not 
         return FALSE;
         memset(buf, 0, sizeof(buf));

         bRetVal = DdeClientTransaction((unsigned 
//       sprintf(buf,"%s%s%s%d%s","[DocGoTo("
//       ,docPath
//       ,","
//       ,pageNum-1
//       ,")]"); 


       bRetVal = DdeClientTransaction((unsigned 
       (DWORD)strlen(buf), (HCONV)hConversation, 
(DWORD)1000, &dwResult);
      DdeFreeStringHandle(id, hszServerName);
      DdeFreeStringHandle(id, hszTopicName);
   return TRUE;

}//end OpenPDFreader

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