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Editing PDFs in a GUI (ActiveX?)

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I've been looking into modifying and integrating an autoit script while leveraging some of the adobe markup features.

This is the code I've been using (I would link the original article if I could find it again):

#include <GUIConstants.au3>

;Vars
Dim $oMyError
Dim $File
Dim $Version

;Declare objects
$oPDF = ObjCreate("AcroPDF.PDF.1");

$oPDF.src="C:\Users\Arudolph\Desktop\reportexample.pdf" ;PDF FILE 1
;Main Gui
GuiCreate("PDF Object", 802, 590,(@DesktopWidth-802)/2, (@DesktopHeight-590)/2 , $WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW + $WS_VISIBLE + $WS_CLIPSIBLINGS)
$GUI_ActiveX = GUICtrlCreateObj ($oPDF, 10, 10 , 780 , 550)
GUICtrlSetStyle ( $GUI_ActiveX,  $WS_VISIBLE )

While 1
    $msg = GuiGetMsg()
    Select
    Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        ExitLoop
    EndSelect
WEnd
$oPDF = ""
$GUIActiveX = ""
Exit

The problem I'm having with this script is that the adobe toolbar doesn't show up automatically. You have to click the little adobe button. I'm not really familiar with ActiveX, but I'm wondering if there is a way to get autoit to hit that control after it pops up.

Anyone have suggestions?

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

what product you are using:
or Acrobat Standard?
or Acrobat Profesional?
or Acrobat Reader?

EDIT:

http://wwwimages.adobe.com/www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/devnet/reader/pdfs/reader_overview.pdf

look on page 26:

PDF browser controls are available through the AxAcroPDFLib.AxAcroPDF interface, which provides the following methods  used to programmati cally control the PDF document window:

.

.

.

SetShowToolbar

.

.

.

Edited by mLipok

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Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind. 

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IE Related:  * How to use IE.au3  UDF with  AutoIt v3.3.14.x * Why isn't Autoit able to click a Javascript Dialog? * Clicking javascript button with no ID * IE document >> save as MHT file * IETab Switcher (by LarsJ ) * HTML Entities * _IEquerySelectorAll() (by uncommon) * 

I encourage you to read: * Global Vars * Best Coding Practices * Please explain code used in Help file for several File functions * OOP-like approach in AutoIt * UDF-Spec Questions *  EXAMPLE: How To Catch ConsoleWrite() output to a file or to CMD *

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Anticipating Errors :  "Any program that accepts data from a user must include code to validate that data before sending it to the data store. You cannot rely on the data store, ...., or even your programming language to notify you of problems. You must check every byte entered by your users, making sure that data is the correct type for its field and that required fields are not empty."

 

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I'm using adobe standard. I'm not sure I understand what you mean though. 

Would I do something like this:

GUICtrlSetStyle($GUI_ActiveX,"SetShowToolbar=True")

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

I've also notice another issue.. It appears that when I'm doing this, I cannot use the annotation tools (after I hit the Adobe button and they show up). Any idea what is causing that to be blocked? (The comment and sign tools)

EDIT: I think I figured out what is causing this (No idea how to fix it though). When I try to use "Sign" --> "Place initials" it says "To electronically sign this document or place initials, please save a copy of the document to your desktop". Even if I save it, it still will not let me sign or mark it up.

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

you create object:

$oPDF = ObjCreate("AcroPDF.PDF.1");

after this you open a source file:

$oPDF.src="C:\Users\Arudolph\Desktop\reportexample.pdf" ;PDF FILE 1

its mean load pdf file to the object.

I do not read the doc for Acrobat but I suppose this is property I mean "SetShowToolbar" is a property

so, now you can use:
 

$oPDF.SetShowToolbar = True

such a little simple explanation, but I think that will help you understand the essence of ActiveX programming.

 

Cheers

mLipok

edit: typo

Edited by mLipok
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Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind. 

My contribution (my own projects): * Debenu Quick PDF Library - UDF * Debenu PDF Viewer SDK - UDF * Acrobat Reader - ActiveX Viewer * UDF for PDFCreator v1.x.x * XZip - UDF * AppCompatFlags UDF * CrowdinAPI UDF * _WinMergeCompare2Files() * _JavaExceptionAdd() * _IsBeta() * Writing DPI Awareness App - workaround * _AutoIt_RequiredVersion() * Chilkatsoft.au3 UDF * TeamViewer.au3 UDF * JavaManagement UDF * VIES over SOAPPOP3.au3 UDF *  RTF Printer - UDF * XML.au3 - BETA * ADO.au3 UDF SMTP Mailer UDF * WinSCP UDF * GitHub API UDF - modest begining *

My contribution to others projects: * _sql.au3 UDF  *

Useful links: * Forum Rules * Forum etiquette *  Forum Information and FAQs * How to post code on the forum * AutoIt Online Documentation * AutoIt Online Beta Documentation * SciTE4AutoIt3 getting started * Convert text blocks to AutoIt code * Games made in Autoit * Programming related sites * Polish AutoIt Tutorial * DllCall Code Generator * 

Wiki: Expand your knowledge - AutoIt Wiki * Collection of User Defined Functions * How to use HelpFile * Best coding practices * 

IE Related:  * How to use IE.au3  UDF with  AutoIt v3.3.14.x * Why isn't Autoit able to click a Javascript Dialog? * Clicking javascript button with no ID * IE document >> save as MHT file * IETab Switcher (by LarsJ ) * HTML Entities * _IEquerySelectorAll() (by uncommon) * 

I encourage you to read: * Global Vars * Best Coding Practices * Please explain code used in Help file for several File functions * OOP-like approach in AutoIt * UDF-Spec Questions *  EXAMPLE: How To Catch ConsoleWrite() output to a file or to CMD *

"Homo sum; humani nil a me alienum puto" - Publius Terentius Afer
"Program are meant to be read by humans and only incidentally for computers and execute" - Donald Knuth, "The Art of Computer Programming"
:naughty:  :ranting:, be  :) and       \\//_.

Anticipating Errors :  "Any program that accepts data from a user must include code to validate that data before sending it to the data store. You cannot rely on the data store, ...., or even your programming language to notify you of problems. You must check every byte entered by your users, making sure that data is the correct type for its field and that required fields are not empty."

 

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Got it! Thanks for the help!

#include <GUIConstants.au3>

;Vars
Dim $oMyError
Dim $File
Dim $Version

;Declare objects
$oPDF = ObjCreate("AcroPDF.PDF.1");

$oPDF.src="C:\Users\Arudolph\Desktop\reportexample.pdf" ;PDF FILE 1
;Main Gui
GuiCreate("PDF Object", 802, 590,(@DesktopWidth-802)/2, (@DesktopHeight-590)/2 , $WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW + $WS_VISIBLE + $WS_CLIPSIBLINGS)
$GUI_ActiveX = GUICtrlCreateObj ($oPDF, 10, 10 , 780 , 550)
GUICtrlSetStyle ( $GUI_ActiveX,  $WS_VISIBLE )
$oPDF.setShowToolbar(True)

While 1
    $msg = GuiGetMsg()
    Select
    Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        ExitLoop
    EndSelect
WEnd
$oPDF = ""
$GUIActiveX = ""
Exit

And in case anyone is wondering, Adobe purposefully disabled the annotation functions for activeX... CURSE YOU ADOBE!

I might just use an image editor... anyone know a good activex .tif editor?

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What you exactly want to do with this TIFF image ?


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Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind. 

My contribution (my own projects): * Debenu Quick PDF Library - UDF * Debenu PDF Viewer SDK - UDF * Acrobat Reader - ActiveX Viewer * UDF for PDFCreator v1.x.x * XZip - UDF * AppCompatFlags UDF * CrowdinAPI UDF * _WinMergeCompare2Files() * _JavaExceptionAdd() * _IsBeta() * Writing DPI Awareness App - workaround * _AutoIt_RequiredVersion() * Chilkatsoft.au3 UDF * TeamViewer.au3 UDF * JavaManagement UDF * VIES over SOAPPOP3.au3 UDF *  RTF Printer - UDF * XML.au3 - BETA * ADO.au3 UDF SMTP Mailer UDF * WinSCP UDF * GitHub API UDF - modest begining *

My contribution to others projects: * _sql.au3 UDF  *

Useful links: * Forum Rules * Forum etiquette *  Forum Information and FAQs * How to post code on the forum * AutoIt Online Documentation * AutoIt Online Beta Documentation * SciTE4AutoIt3 getting started * Convert text blocks to AutoIt code * Games made in Autoit * Programming related sites * Polish AutoIt Tutorial * DllCall Code Generator * 

Wiki: Expand your knowledge - AutoIt Wiki * Collection of User Defined Functions * How to use HelpFile * Best coding practices * 

IE Related:  * How to use IE.au3  UDF with  AutoIt v3.3.14.x * Why isn't Autoit able to click a Javascript Dialog? * Clicking javascript button with no ID * IE document >> save as MHT file * IETab Switcher (by LarsJ ) * HTML Entities * _IEquerySelectorAll() (by uncommon) * 

I encourage you to read: * Global Vars * Best Coding Practices * Please explain code used in Help file for several File functions * OOP-like approach in AutoIt * UDF-Spec Questions *  EXAMPLE: How To Catch ConsoleWrite() output to a file or to CMD *

"Homo sum; humani nil a me alienum puto" - Publius Terentius Afer
"Program are meant to be read by humans and only incidentally for computers and execute" - Donald Knuth, "The Art of Computer Programming"
:naughty:  :ranting:, be  :) and       \\//_.

Anticipating Errors :  "Any program that accepts data from a user must include code to validate that data before sending it to the data store. You cannot rely on the data store, ...., or even your programming language to notify you of problems. You must check every byte entered by your users, making sure that data is the correct type for its field and that required fields are not empty."

 

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

Basically what I'm trying to do is hook the output of a scan system (Tiff or PDF outputs) into a viewer that can mark up the files and reroute them to specific mailboxes (file system).

I need to be able to add to text/notes to the image. I'd like to do it from the same GUI (I have a query tool that can be used to get lookup info, such as department name and what boxes belong to what systems/depts), which is why I've been looking into the activeX stuff.

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Try to learn something about this:

$Obj1 = ObjCreate("Preview.Preview.1")

Wondering who uses AutoIT and what it can be used for ?


ADO.au3 UDF     POP3.au3 UDF     XML.au3 UDF    How to use IE.au3  UDF with  AutoIt v3.3.14.x  for other useful stuff click the following button:

Spoiler

Last update: 2017-05-23
Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind. 

My contribution (my own projects): * Debenu Quick PDF Library - UDF * Debenu PDF Viewer SDK - UDF * Acrobat Reader - ActiveX Viewer * UDF for PDFCreator v1.x.x * XZip - UDF * AppCompatFlags UDF * CrowdinAPI UDF * _WinMergeCompare2Files() * _JavaExceptionAdd() * _IsBeta() * Writing DPI Awareness App - workaround * _AutoIt_RequiredVersion() * Chilkatsoft.au3 UDF * TeamViewer.au3 UDF * JavaManagement UDF * VIES over SOAPPOP3.au3 UDF *  RTF Printer - UDF * XML.au3 - BETA * ADO.au3 UDF SMTP Mailer UDF * WinSCP UDF * GitHub API UDF - modest begining *

My contribution to others projects: * _sql.au3 UDF  *

Useful links: * Forum Rules * Forum etiquette *  Forum Information and FAQs * How to post code on the forum * AutoIt Online Documentation * AutoIt Online Beta Documentation * SciTE4AutoIt3 getting started * Convert text blocks to AutoIt code * Games made in Autoit * Programming related sites * Polish AutoIt Tutorial * DllCall Code Generator * 

Wiki: Expand your knowledge - AutoIt Wiki * Collection of User Defined Functions * How to use HelpFile * Best coding practices * 

IE Related:  * How to use IE.au3  UDF with  AutoIt v3.3.14.x * Why isn't Autoit able to click a Javascript Dialog? * Clicking javascript button with no ID * IE document >> save as MHT file * IETab Switcher (by LarsJ ) * HTML Entities * _IEquerySelectorAll() (by uncommon) * 

I encourage you to read: * Global Vars * Best Coding Practices * Please explain code used in Help file for several File functions * OOP-like approach in AutoIt * UDF-Spec Questions *  EXAMPLE: How To Catch ConsoleWrite() output to a file or to CMD *

"Homo sum; humani nil a me alienum puto" - Publius Terentius Afer
"Program are meant to be read by humans and only incidentally for computers and execute" - Donald Knuth, "The Art of Computer Programming"
:naughty:  :ranting:, be  :) and       \\//_.

Anticipating Errors :  "Any program that accepts data from a user must include code to validate that data before sending it to the data store. You cannot rely on the data store, ...., or even your programming language to notify you of problems. You must check every byte entered by your users, making sure that data is the correct type for its field and that required fields are not empty."

 

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