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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?
I found a code in C++ for file format conversion from RTF to PDF with using Debenu QuickPDF.
I know how to use Debenu QuickPDF in AutoIt .
My question is about RTF part of this code:
HDC hdcNew = debenu->GetCanvasDC( RTFPRINTINGDOTSPERINCH * RTFPAGEWIDTHININCHES, RTFPRINTINGDOTSPERINCH * RTFPAGEHEIGHTININCHES); canvas = new TCanvas; canvas->Handle = hdcNew; RVReportHelper1->DrawPage( PageCounter, canvas, true, RTFPRINTINGDOTSPERINCH * RTFPAGEHEIGHTININCHES); // LastPageHeight);
First there is hdcNew declaration , and this is not the problem.
My problem is in converting the following code snippet, to AutoIt
canvas = new TCanvas; canvas->Handle = hdcNew; RVReportHelper1->DrawPage( PageCounter, canvas, true, RTFPRINTINGDOTSPERINCH * RTFPAGEHEIGHTININCHES); // LastPageHeight);
If you remember, I created RTFPrinter sometime ago. But it was some time ago , and created by trial and error, rather than in-depth analysis.
Also, it was just a modification of another script, not my own work from scratch.
So now I'm looking for help how to adapt this code snippet to AutoIt.
Any tips ?