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Distill PS into PDF using VB

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I have Acrobat 5.
I want to distill PDF's programatically.
I'm using the 'Watched Folder' option at present, but it's rather limited.
I would rather control the process in VB.
Can this be done...?

Thanks,

Sh


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Question by:shfog
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by:brianadkins
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Another option would be FreeDist:
http://home.hccnet.nl/s.vd.palen/index.html

I think is has more flexibility that Distiller.

-Brian
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by:shfog
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Thanks Brian.

I downloaded FreeDist.
It still is not what I'm looking for (though it looks nice and I'll probably try using it for some other things).

I want to create a folderName based on 'DATE' for a daily file.
I want it to be automatic, not manual.

Sh
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Sorry, i don't understand what you need. Could you explain a bit further?
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by:shfog
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I will restate what I'm after:

I have 2-7 .PS files generated everyday by some 3rd party software that are placed into a folder on our network.
I need to create PDF files from these PS file.
I want the PDF files to be placed in a folder named 'Date' (Ex. 112003) on another computer on the network.
At present I'm distilling the files and manually moving them to this folder.
Acrobat 5 Distiller 'Watched Folder' options do not allow for custom folder names to be created.
I want to automate this process through VB 6.0

Hope this clears things up...


Sh
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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There is an example using VB to convert ps to pdf at Acrobat SDK, see this link:
http://support.adobe.com/devsup/devsup.nsf/docs/53578.htm
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by:shfog
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Not really, but thanks for trying.

I think I'll just keep using the 'Watched Folder' option is Distiller and use vb to check that folder and send the files to the 'DATE' folder elsewhere on the network.

I really want to eliminate the need for depending on the 'Watched Folder' option, but oh well...
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Would like to delete or 'get refund'
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