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Print PDF file outside of access database

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I have a question maybe someone has come across before.  I have a print button on a form in access that I need to print all of the PDF files in a certain folder.  When you click on the button it should automatically print all the PDF's in that folder to the default printer.  Anyone know how to do this?
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Question by:ine2003
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Try this code, but you must have adobe reader.
Private Sub Command1_Click()
On Error GoTo Command1_Click_Error
Dim iNoOfFiles As Integer
Dim iCounter As Integer
Dim sFilePath As String

sFilePath = "C:\temp" ' Replace with your folder

With Application.FileSearch
    .NewSearch
    .LookIn = sFilePath
    .FileName = "*.pdf" 'replace with "*.txt" to find txt files
                        ', "*.doc" for documents .. etc Or with "*.*" for all files type
    .SearchSubFolders = False
    .Execute
    iNoOfFiles = .FoundFiles.Count
    For iCounter = 1 To iNoOfFiles
        Debug.Print .FoundFiles(iCounter)
        ' Print The file with Adobe Reader 9
        ' if you have another version or your adobe reader instaled
        ' in another path change the following path to your "acrord32.exe" file
        ' Replace "vbHide" with vbMinimizedFocus, vbMaximizedFocus OR vbNormalFocus if you
        ' wont Adobe appear during printing
        Shell """C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\acrord32.exe"" /h /p """ + .FoundFiles(iCounter) + """", vbHide
    Next iCounter

End With
   On Error GoTo 0
   Exit Sub

Command1_Click_Error:

    MsgBox "Error " & Err.Number & " (" & Err.Description & ") in procedure Command1_Click"
End Sub

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Is that work or not?
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