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Topic: Using DDE to Silent Printing PDF with Acrobat READER and VB 6.0
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 91900
From: ivantorresjmz
Date: 7/12/2003 01:06 AM

If you want to use DDE to print PDF files in silent mode with VB 6.0/5.0/4.0 simply use the following code:

'// Adobe Acrobat "Reader" only supports thist DDE messages:
'// CloseAllDocs, DocClose, DocGoTo, DocGoToNameDest,
'// DocOpen, FileOpenEx, FilePrintEx, FilePrintSilentEx,
'// FilePrintToEx, and AppExit.

Dim lngTID As Long

'// Open Acrobat Reader
lngTID = Shell("C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe", vbHide)

'// Print in silent mode my pdf file
Text1.LinkMode = vbLinkNone
Text1.LinkTopic = "acroview|control"
Text1.LinkMode = vbLinkManual
Text1.LinkTimeout = 32767
Text1.LinkExecute "[FilePrintSilent(""C:\1.pdf"")]"

'// Print in silent mode another PDF file
Text1.LinkMode = vbLinkNone
Text1.LinkTopic = "acroview|control"
Text1.LinkMode = vbLinkManual
Text1.LinkTimeout = 32767
Text1.LinkExecute "[FilePrintSilent(""C:\2.pdf"")]"

'// Close Acrobat Reader and that's it, we've finished!!!
Text1.LinkMode = vbLinkNone
Text1.LinkTopic = "acroview|control"
Text1.LinkMode = vbLinkManual
Text1.LinkTimeout = 32767
Text1.LinkExecute "[AppExit]"


(Text1 is a simple TexBox Control, in VB we use this control to send DDE messages to other aplications)

It's so sad that many people doesn't share it's knowledge at first hand. Every body says you need to use DDE but nobody says: "this is how to do it!" and it is still more sad that many companies take advantage from this.

SHARE YOUR CODE!!!!


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