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Creating a macro in Excel 2007 to auto repeat rows, except the last page, and send to pdf instead of print.

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I got this code from another EE answer. Playing with it, and not sure I understand the line marked with **.  

ALSO, the macro works, but not exactly what I'm looking for.  It does the auto repeat rows in Excel and allows me to change the auto repeat rows for the last page correctly.   BUT, I want to create a .pdf when I run the macro instead of sending out a print job.  

How can I tweak to make this happen.    Code follows:


Sub PrintTest()
'macro written by nutsch on 4/23/08, with lots of inspiration from http://www.rondebruin.nl/print.htm
Dim TotPages As Long
**TotPages = application.ExecuteExcel4Macro("GET.DOCUMENT(50)")
 
With ActiveSheet
    .PageSetup.PrintTitleRows = "$1:$7"
    .PrintOut From:=1, To:=TotPages - 1
    .PageSetup.PrintTitleRows = "$1:$6"
    .PrintOut From:=TotPages, To:=TotPages
End With
 
End Sub
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Well here it is:
TotPages = Application.ExecuteExcel4Macro("GET.DOCUMENT(50)")
Will return in the variable TotPages the number of pages to be printed.

As far as creating a .pdf question is: on your pc how do you create a .pdf do you use pdf995 as printer and print to it and then it create the pdf or ... ? based on your answer will advise next step.
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The following code will create a pdf file as distiller from the activesheet in excel. You may change the printer name to the adobe printer you have on your pc.

Sub Test_dist_PDF()
Dim PSFileName As String
Dim PDFFileName As String
PSFileName = "c:\myPostScript.ps"
PDFFileName = "c:\myPDF.pdf"

' Print the Excel range to the postscript file
Dim MySheet As Worksheet
Set MySheet = ActiveSheet
MySheet.UsedRange.PrintOut copies:=1, preview:=False, ActivePrinter:="PDF995", printtofile:=True, collate:=True, PrToFileName:=PSFileName

' Convert the postscript file to .pdf
Dim myPDF As PdfDistiller
Set myPDF = New PdfDistiller
myPDF.FileToPDF PSFileName, PDFFileName, ""
myPDF.Create

End Sub

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Let me know.
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Did you hv a chance to try the proposed solution ?
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The code worked, but not exactly what I needed. The situational need has passed, and I do not need to pursue this issue any further.  Thanks for the assist; the code, and the idea, may be useful for some other situation down the road.
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Your welcome, let me put a samll comment here. You may not need the code now as you mentioned 'The situational need has passed' and it is understood however this does not remove the fact that it was a total working solution as it happens that I use this specific code in my software developped to clients. Furthermore you confirmed that the solution worked (but it was not exactly what you needed)

All this being said, do you feel that it is fair that you rated this question B ?

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