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pdf printing and providing filename

Posted on 2003-10-27
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Hello,

    I'm creating an application that needs the possiblity to generate PDF-files automatically without
    user interference.
    * Using "printing to the PDF-printer" doesn't allow my program to choose the new file/path so the user
       must deside every time.
    * Using the Acrobat Destiller works, but not for EXCEL files + I read somewhere that this is only for old
       versions of the Adobe PDF-writer.
    * I've allready tried some third-party software to, but nothing is sufficiant enough...

    can anyone help me with a link to a web-page or some example code on how to print to a pdf-file wich
    must be possible from Word/Excel (through automation) and must require NO user input.

thanx.
Bart
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Question by:BartVergote
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bruintje earned 250 total points
ID: 9626154
title : print a PDF using the Acrobat Reader
source : http://www.planetpdf.com/mainpage.asp?WebPageID=90

description:
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Option Explicit ' Force variable declaration
' Author : Karl De Abrew
' Company : A Round Table Solution
' Date : 30 November, 1998
' Description:
' This vb method uses the VB printer object and a command line call sourced from the Acrobat Developer FAQ to print a single PDF silently
' This method / function should be extended to suit the requirements
' of an organisation

Sub PrintAPDFUsingTheFreeAcrobatReader()

Dim strCommandLine As String
Dim strPrinterName As String
Dim strDriverName As String
Dim strPortName As String
Dim strFileNameToPrint As String

strFileNameToPrint = "c:\temp\filetoprint.pdf"

strPrinterName = Printer.DeviceName
strDriverName = Printer.DriverName
strPortName = Printer.Port

' Perform some error checking here
strCommandLine = "c:\acrobat3\reader\AcroRd32.exe /t """ + _
strFileNameToPrint + """ """ + _
strPrinterName + """ """ + _
strDriverName + """ """ + _
strPortName + """" 

If (Shell(strCommandLine, vbHide) <> 0)Then
MsgBox "Job has been sent to the printer using the command " + strCommandLine
End If
End Sub
-----------

hope this helps a bit
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by:ampapa
ID: 9633131
Do you have the full version of Acrobat? or are you just using Distiller?
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by:BartVergote
ID: 9633728
I Use a full version of Acrobat.
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