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Insert graphic into pdf with vbscript

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Hello,

I have a small diagram (jpg) that I need to insert into a pdf on a daily basis. I am sick of going through the menus so I would like to automate it. I 've seen some code to do something similar  on EE, but it was far too complicated. The requirement is that the jpg file goes at the back layer and is positioned at 7.5 inches from the top and 1,25 inches from the left.

Thanks,

Bruce
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The only way you can do this is by adding a watermark. The VB interface does not have access to the "real" PDF objects, so you cannot insert an image directly. The following code shows how to use the JSO object to accomplish this from VB:

        Dim gApp As Acrobat.CAcroApp
        Dim gPDDoc As Acrobat.CAcroPDDoc
        Dim jso As Object

        Set gApp = CreateObject("AcroExch.App")
        Set gPDDoc = CreateObject("AcroExch.PDDoc")
        If gPDDoc.Open("c:\temp\test.pdf") Then
            Set jso = gPDDoc.GetJSObject

            i = jso.addWatermarkFromFile("c:\temp\watermark.jpg", 0, 0, 99999, False, True, True, 0, 3, 1.25 * 72, -7.5 * 72, False, 0.5, False, 0, 1#)
            If gPDDoc.Save(PDSaveFull, "C:\temp\watermark.pdf") = False Then
                MsgBox ("Cannot save the file!")
            End If

        End If

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To get more information about the JSO object, take a look at this blog post: http://khkonsulting.com/2009/03/acrobat-javascript-and-vb-walk-into-a-bar/ It contains more links to relevant information

To understand the call to addWatermarkFromFile, take a look at it's documentation:
ttp://livedocs.adobe.com/acrobat_sdk/10/Acrobat10_HTMLHelp/JS_API_AcroJS.88.436.html
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I will try this out this week. Backed-up with other things...
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No problem, let me know how it goes.
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That's sweet.  Thanks,

Bruce.
Been on Vacation!
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