I am trying to get chrome to save it's current webpage to a pdf using autoit. I wold like to save the file into a folder on the desktop called "ChromeFiles" . However when I use the send command chrome only occasionally responds.
First of all IDK if it's OK to post this topic here and if not I'm asking to move it to the right place.
Anyway I ask for help in the PDF UDF main thread but nobody has answer me yet and I really need help on this.
See the problem started when I upgraded Autoit to its new version you can see the thread in the following link
I need help.
I have a project that outputs reports to PDF using @mLipok's lovely QuickPDF. The PDF is created with no problem and I am sure the problem is not there.
However, I then have to open the PDF so the user can see it.
I use (a) short file name and (b) object properties
$oQP.SetPageLayout(2) $oQP.SetPageMode(3) ... $sFilename ; as created by UDF Local $sShortname = FileGetShortname( sFilename , 1 ) Run( @ComSpec & " /c start /max " & sShortname, "", @SW_HIDE ) ; force default PDF reader to open PDF maximized Then the RUN should open it with the default application.
I have tested extensively on 32 bit Win7 and 64 bit Win10. Works.
However, 64 bit Win8 and another Win7 laptop gives a problem.
The problem is this: when (typically) Adobe Reader is ALREADY open, the PDF opens almost instantaneously. If the Reader is not open, it seems to stall. Never opens.
The host on which the report will be opened is unknown to me and the PDF reader can not be hard coded.
Right now, my only brutal, very un-stylish solution is to force the Reader open prior to the RUN command.
Any ideas or advice on what causes this or how it could be remedied would be greatly appreciated.
I am trying to find more information on generating PDF files from AutoIT and found the UDF topic
Also found some info on creating .FDF file and use PDFTK for merging, but i can't find info about a custom based layout.
What i trying to find out is, if it is possible to generate a variable layout. For an example i created a script which is based out 20 fields and every field can contain information. If one of those fields are not filled, it shouldn't be printed on the PDF either.
To make it more difficult, the PDF should contain a heading, the first 10 fields and then a horizontal line across the PDF and then a new heading and then show the last 10 fields.
But only the fields which are filled.
Is this possible?
I'm working on a task where, a PDF file is opened (in IE browser) when I click a link in a website.
I have to read the first page of the PDF to find particular strings. Can you please share some ideas?