Using VBA, Open PDF Doc and pass search string

I tried to do this on my own but had no luck. I'd like to be able to, from my Access form, initiate opening a PDF document and passing a search word to the reader.

Does anyone have an example of this?
MCaliebeAsked:
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PatHartmanCommented:
You might not be able to do this unless you have the full version of Adobe loaded on each computer.  To find code samples, go to the Adobe site.  I don't have any.  Hopefully, you'll be able to find VB samples.  If all you can find is VB.Net, you would need to write a COM wrapper class to have Access talk to the com class and the com class talk to VB.Net.
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
There are also other 3rd party utilities that may be able to do this, but as Pat said you won't don't this with VBA only.

Do you have Adobe installed, or would you be using another 3rd party utility?

What's the goal with the "search" word? Are you trying to find that term in the PDF?
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MCaliebeAuthor Commented:
I was hoping to use Adobe Reader. We have to do a number of comparisons to a print catalog. It would have been convenient to click a button at the record we're working on, and launch and search the PDF for the item we're currently reviewing.
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Ryan ChongCommented:
try this

Sub Button1_Click()
    searchStr = "PDF Files"
    PDFPath = "C:\Users\<myID>\Downloads\pdf_open_parameters.pdf"
    Shell "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe /A ""search=" & searchStr & """ """ & PDFPath & """", vbNormalFocus
End Sub

http://www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/devnet/acrobat/pdfs/pdf_open_parameters.pdf
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MCaliebeAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay in responding.  I've been unavailable.  I can make this work with some additions to my preferences tables.
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