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Topic: How can I put these print restrictions on a .pdf file or in a plug-in?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 94916
From: fredb
Date: 8/22/2003 03:33 AM


Iím new to the .pdf world (about 2 days in). Iíve read the forumís on PDFZone and PlanetPDF searching for solutions to my problems. Iíve found some fringe things, but no specifics. So if I missed it, I apologize and just link it for me. Anyway, hereís my problem.

I need to provide browser-based printing of a .pdf file that is delivered from the webserver. I would prefer to avoid active content such as applet, activeX, etc. There are a couple of requirements that I must satisfy that I have questions about.

1. The user (client side) cannot see the .pdf file. I want it to go straight to the printer. So printing needs to be done silently (Iím hoping Iím using the term silent properly). Can I have a plug-in take the file and NOT display it to the user and send it straight to the printer?
2. The .pdf document can be printed once and only once. So that may need controlled from the plug-in as well. Is that possible?
3. The user cannot determine what printer the file goes to Ė that needs to come from the server and be embedded in the .pdf. Can I have a plug-in extract the printer destination out of the .pdf file?
4. Is there a plug-in that anyone knows of that does this? Am I better of writing one and is that possible? Iím in the process of joining the Adobe Developer program so I can investigate their sdkís to see if itís possible.

Thanks for your comments and recommendations in advance!


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