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Topic: VB invoking PDF Writer without dialog boxes ????
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 59730
From: Donovan
Date: 5/29/2002 05:40 PM

I need help in using PDFWriter without invoking "Save As" dialog boxes. Think background printing without the human interactive prompts.

Situation:

I have a Visual Basic program which draws Visio flowcharts.
After the flowchart is drawn and saved I then want to send it to the PDFWriter so it is also saved as a PDF file.
This works except the PDFWriter pops up a "Save As" dialog box asking me to indicate the filename and directory.
The VB program is to run in batch mode to crank out thousands of flowcharts.

I need to suppress the dialog boxes.

I want to be able to invoke the PDFWriter and have it do it's thing by my providing the information it needs as some sort of parameter string.

Can this be done? What would the actual VB code look like?

Here is a code cut which prints a test message, resulting in the dialog box popping up.

Printer.FontSize = 48
Printer.Orientation = vbPRORLandscape
Printer.Print "this is a test"
Printer.EndDoc




I'm looking for something like....

Printer.FontSize = 48
Printer.Orientation = vbPRORLandscape
Printer.Print "this is a test" C:\DATA\FLOWCHART-001.PDF
Printer.EndDoc


I would prefer not to use Distiller if it can be avoided.


Thank you for your attention.

Michael Donovan
Donovan@ThinkQuick.com


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