Solved

Displaying a PDF file from vba

Posted on 2013-11-11
2
570 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-11
I have a MS Access application for finding a specified PDF file and displaying it on the screen by using the command line options for Adobe reader.
It works well except that Adobe reader always comes up minimized at the bottom of the screen and I have to click on it to maximize.  
How can I get it to automatically display in maximized mode?
0
Comment
Question by:dsoderstrom
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 120

Accepted Solution

by:
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
ID: 39639930
use shell

Call Shell("C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe " & "'" & strFileName & "'", vbMaximizedFocus)
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:dsoderstrom
ID: 39639966
That's what I was looking for.
Thank you!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Preparing an email is something we should all take special care with – especially when the email is for somebody you may not know very well. The pressures of everyday working life stacked with a hectic office environment can make this a real challen…
You need to know the location of the Office templates folder, so that when you create new templates, they are saved to that location, and thus are available for selection when creating new documents.  The steps to find the Templates folder path are …
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

696 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question