Is Access VBA output to a PDF file still this complicated?
Posted on 2004-04-28
Hey. I gotta ask. Is Microsoft so frightened of Adobe that they still haven't provided a facility to output reports (via VBA. Not via the printer designation window, thank you...) directly into PDF format?
I've reviewed as many previous threads on this topic for which I have the stomach, and I'm so full of "Well, first you hafta send a bunch of registry calls out to blah blah blah..." and "First, make sure you have on green socks, then download this file converter from this guy named Earl, make sure you're exporting into a text file and then set the controls for the heart of the sun... (and HEY! You be CAREful with that axe, Eugene...) ... "
Pink Floyd references aside, where the hell are we? Some weird remake of "Contact"?
And the question I ask is still pretty simple. All I wannado is output a series of reports into separate PDF formatted reports via VBA (assuming DoCmd.OutputTo), assigning each of them a unique filename. (I got the unique filename down pretty good, guys'n'gals, so don't you go worryin' 'bout that part...)
And if Microsoft is, in fact, so frightened of the other accepted players in the market (as they are apparently "wont to be" these days ...), I guess I'll just go and dig into those dusty old boxes in the attic for my Snoopy helmet, get on the horn with Earl and pretend I'm back in 1987.
Anybody got any Windex for my goggles?