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How do I do page rotation using Adobe AxAcroPDF ActiveX in VB.NET 2005

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Hi folks,

I am able to display a PDF on a form using the Adobe Acrobat Reader ActiveX (AxAcroPDF) successfully.

Is there a way to rotate the displayed PDF by 90 degrees ?

regards
DaveH
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Hi!
I'm not sure can that componet in Acrobat SDK do that, see object browser, press F2 on the project but
http://sourceforge.net/projects/itextsharp/
You can use this lib to produce a rotated temporary copy of your PDF and display it.
There is a lot of VB samples in this all download + the Sharp C source of it.

Matti
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Matti, thanks for comment but alas not a solution.  The itextsharp from what I can see relies on the presence of a fully licenced acrobat install.... rather than just the reader.

I've given up on trying to do the PDF rotation and have settled on using PNG files.
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No forthcoming solutions form the expert world.
Changed idea of using PDF files to a different format.
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HI!

The Itextsharp is independent it does not need any Acrobat software.
Ofcause reader to show it or the adobe SDK.

Matti
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Matti

Doesn't the Adobe SDK require a licence ?
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As I know no, of cause every US software has some sort of licence, but this is free.

I have a redistribution lisence for Acrobat, it does not cost but you need to apply.
Itextshartp is opensource.

Matti
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