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Topic: Coverup of Acrobat 5.0 bug (Via Email), 1 Attachments
Conf: (P-PDF) Acrobat 6.0, Msg: 98841
From: dscv
Date: 10/22/2003 01:02 AM

Here is another candidate for the 2003 Hoover award:

The JavaScript User Guide provided with Acrobat 5.0 shows
that the openDoc() method can be used in a Batch Sequence.

Batch Sequences that incorporate openDoc() work on fine a
Macintosh. Try this on Windows and an error message occurs
that says "There is a modal dialog open." this happens
even though no dialog box is visible.

In the JavaScript User Guide for Acrobat 6.0, this bug
became a documented feature. However, openDoc() still
works on the Macintosh; it still fails on Windows.

i.e. Adobe documentation still does not match reality.

IMHO, this was a poor way to deal with a bug that greatly
limits the usefulness of batch sequences. Without this
feature, one cannot write one-pass batch sequences that
sumamrize or combine the results from multiple PDF files.

/Bob Anderson

Click to open!modal_dialog.gif
Windows error message (7,064 bytes)


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