Planet PDF Forum Archive

Planet PDF ForumThis is from our 160,000 page PDF discussion forum archive one & two spanning 1999-2011. Use the filters on our Advanced Search page to search archive only. Head to the LIVE Planet PDF Forum. It features more than 10 conferences, covering everything from beginner to in-depth developer and pre-press discussions.


Previous | Next | (P-PDF) Acrobat 6.0


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)


PDF In-Depth Free Product Trials Ubiquitous PDF

Debenu Aerialist 12

The ultimate plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. Advanced splitting, merging, stamping, bookmarking, and link...

Download free demo

Debenu PDF Tools Pro

It's simple to use and will let you preview and edit PDF files, it's a Windows application that makes...

Download free demo

Why eBooks and mobile devices don't (yet) pose an existential threat to the PDF

Continuous upheaval is what makes watching the technology industry so exciting. David vs. Goliath battles are waged every day, with startups often winning against much larger businesses. For years and years, many have predicted the decline of the PDF given its age and perceived disadvantages. Today, with the PDF losing ground in emerging areas like mobile and eBooks, the calls for its ultimate demise are growing louder.

February 02, 2016
Platinum Sponsor



Search Planet PDF
more searching options...
Planet PDF Newsletter
Most Popular Articles
Featured Product

Debenu PDF Aerialist 12

The ultimate plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. Advanced splitting, merging, stamping, bookmarking, and link control. Take Acrobat to the next level.

Features

Adding a PDF Stamp Comment

OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.