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Hi folks,

I'm back again with another question.  This time I would like to know if it is possible to print lets say 20 copies of a PDF file without having to Load up Acrobat Reader, load and print the File, and then close Acrobat reader again 20 times in a row.

I already tried using the ShellExecute but that takes way too long, since sometimes users will need to print 100 up to 500 copies of a document.  So Opening the Reader, loading the file, printing, closing the reader is kinda out of the Question.

I also tried using the ActiveX thing, but only had that one working when I placed it on a form at designtime.  Since this will be a background process, I tried using a Datamodule, but you can't drop the ActiveX on a DataModule.  I also tried to create it at Run-Time, but that didn't seem to be giving any results neither.

Anyone knows how I could solve this ?


Thanks a lot in advance.
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I had the same question some time ago, take a look to it
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Delphi/Q_20463972.html
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