I am looking for a solution in VB6 that would allow me to view existing PDF files, as well as convert MS Word files to PDF. I'm able to automate MS Word to view/edit .DOC files by adding a reference to Microsoft Word 11.0 Object Library, however, when trying to do the same thing with Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Type Library it appears that Acrobat is severely limited in the same functionality.
I don't require the file to be viewing within my application itself. I would like to open in Acrobat (or Acrobat Reader) just like Word files do in MS Word when being called from my application.
I would also like to avoid any 3rd party DLL's or ActiveX controls. If there is one that is high-quality then I might consider it.
Thank you in advance for any suggestions you might have. This question will be worth the maximum points available due to my limited time available to find a solution.