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I know this may not be the right place, but anyway.

Acrobat Reader 3 under Windows 95/98

I need to print pdf documents from a command line without any user intervention.

So far I've worked out that:

'acrord32.exe /p c:\name.pdf' will print a document but ask for confirmation of print, where as:

'acrord32.exe /p /h c:\name.pdf' will automatically print a document then close said document, but...
it doesn't 'shrink to fit' even if this is previously set, can someone tell me if this is possible and what the other command line switches are.

Thanks,
Antony
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There doesn't appear to be a description of the command line switches anywhere I can find.

You can change the behaviour of the Acrobat reader considerably by writing to the Acroread.ini file (e.g. using WritePrivateProfileString) before kicking it off.

I couldn't find an INI documentation for Acrobat 3, but documentation for v2 is at
http://www.adobe.com/supportservice/custsupport/SOLUTIONS/2af2.htm
And it seems to be similar (2 seems to mostly be a subset of my v3 INI file).

Looking in AcroRead.INI (v3)there is an item called ShrinkToFit under [AdobeViewer], trying setting this to 1 (it's 0 on mine), this isn't documentated anywhere I know of, but I think will work.

All this is complicated but how many versions of Acrobat 3 are in circulation and poor documentation.

Good luck.
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