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Excel to PDF converter (using VBA)

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I would like to create a PDF from Excel VBA.
a)The PDF should have same colors as the charts in the original excel and
b) should also retain the hyper links in the original excel
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SVKUNTE,

VBA does not contain an Excel to PDF converter. You perhaps could invoke an Excel to PDF converter from a VBA routine but that's about all you can do. If VBA did contain such a facility there would be no need for stand-alone PDF applications such as 'EzeePDF' and many others around. You can get a free copy of 'EzeePDF' from:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/PDF/Simple-PDF-Editor-Pro.shtml

Hope that helps

Patrick
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There are free PDF printing solutions out there using, e.g. Ghostscript.  Once you have created a pdf printer, you would simply issue the print command from within your VBA and point it to the pdf printer.  See http://pad.olsonnetwork.com/faqs/MakePDF_HOWTO_Images.html
I am using a redmon/ghoscript GPL 8.56 combination and confirm that hyperlinks are clickable in the resultant pdf and the resultant file is in colour (same as in the original excel sheet).  I did not need to use the PDFWriter application as I use the in-built pdfwriter device in ghostscript.  I also installed the adobe postscript drivers and used the distiller ppd file (available from adobe).
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