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Lotusscript and PDF Page Count

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I was curious if anyone had some sample code or could point me in the right direction.

Is there a way to determine how many pages a saved PDF file has ?
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Question by:nbtnotes
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
ID: 39186087
I know nothing about LotusScript, but like any scripting language, I'm sure it can call a command line EXE, in which case Xpdf's [pdfinfo.exe] will do it for you:
http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/download.html

The binary library has seven stand-alone executables, but all you need is [pdfinfo.exe], which creates a text file like this:

Producer:       doPDF Ver 7.2 Build 359
CreationDate:   02/04/13 18:47:01
Tagged:         no
Form:           none
Pages:          3
Encrypted:      no
Page size:      612 x 792 pts (letter)
File size:      119645 bytes
Optimized:      no
PDF version:    1.5

The "Pages:" line is what you want.

Another one that also works is PDF Labs' PDF Toolkit:
http://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-the-pdf-toolkit/

It produces a text file like this:

InfoBegin
InfoKey: Producer
InfoValue: doPDF Ver 7.2 Build 359
InfoBegin
InfoKey: CreationDate
InfoValue: D:20130204184701-06'00'
NumberOfPages: 3

The parameter you want with PDFtk to create the above file is "dump_data".

I have used both [pdfinfo.exe] and [pdftk.exe] in many scripts...they work a charm! Regards, Joe
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nbtnotes earned 0 total points
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I purchased Adobe Acrobat Pro XI and connected via the SDK. I was able to access the page page count via GetNumPages.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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To help other EE members who are looking for a similar solution and don't want to purchase the Acrobat SDK, can you let us know if the two free solutions that I posted also work for you? Thanks, Joe
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by:nbtnotes
ID: 39255623
Identified the need for Acrobat and found the appropriate method needed for the task.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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pdfinfo (answer not mine...was acrobat)
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by:nbtnotes
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I didn't try the 2 free solutions. I believe the Reader SDK might work, however I purchased mostly for using other features Pro offers.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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Oops...the "pdfinfo (answer not mine...was acrobat)" comment was supposed to be a private note in my Personal KnowledgeBase...I like to keep track of what I recommended (in this case, pdfinfo) and what the accepted answer was, when it wasn't mine (in this case, Acrobat). Sorry about that...didn't mean to post it here. But thanks for your last comment...very helpful! Regards, Joe
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