?
Solved

Print PDF files quietly via Browser...

Posted on 1997-05-27
1
Medium Priority
?
529 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-20
I'm trying to use the Adobe Acroreader as a helper app from the Browser to print pdf files QUIETLY without requiring any intervention from the user.  

Here's the scenerio:
1. User types in my URL and my CGI or NSAPI will send the pdf file to the users browser.
2. The users browser will configure the Acroreader as a helper app to be launch when it detects a pdf file.
3. I ONLY want the Acroreader just to print the pdf file 100% quiet to the default printer and not do anything else.

I noticed by adding the /p command line option to the Acroreader app, it will print the pdf file instead of launching/displaying the pdf file in the viewer (ie. acroeader.exe /p xxx.pdf).  The problem is that eventhough a /p will print the pdf file, Acroreader still launches a print dialog prompting the user for print options.  So this is not totally 100% quiet.  I want Acroreader just print the pdf file to the default printer as a background process without any requiring any intervention from a user.

So the question is, what can I do to make Acroreader to do this? Are there any other command line options I can add to Acreoreader to do this?  If not, are there other applications that I can buy to be used as a helper app and have the capability to print pdf files 100 quiet?
0
Comment
Question by:993c4s
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
sherwood earned 200 total points
ID: 1865551
Use ghostscript instead of acroreader.
GS 4.01 understands .pdf.

OR

Check the Coast Simtel archives for alternate acrobat programs.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Color can increase conversions, create feelings of warmth or even incite people to get behind a cause. If you want your website to really impact site visitors, then it is vital to consider the impact color has on them.
Does your audience prefer people in photos or no people? How can you best highlight what you’re selling? What are your competitors doing, and what can you do that is different and unique from them?  Continue reading to learn how to make your images …
This video Micro Tutorial is the second in a two-part series that shows how to create and use custom scanning profiles in Nuance's PaperPort 14.5 (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/17490/). But the ability to create custom scanning profiles a…
Video by: Mark
This lesson goes over how to construct ordered and unordered lists and how to create hyperlinks.
Suggested Courses

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question