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Hello all,
 
I have to print a lot pdf labels during a day at work.
One of our customers delivers them as a pdf file on a single A4 page.
 
Every time when i need to print a specific label, i need to do the handling below to print
the selected label to our Dymo printer.
Can this be automated in a simple way?
 
1. Zoom opened pdf to 350%
2. Resize the window to fit the label
3. Select print
4. Choose printer
5. Select properties
6. Select left roll
7. Select the correct label size
8. Select current view
9. Press print......
 
If found the code below in the forum, is this, with some adjustments of course usable?
(Thanks to M23)
 

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

; Install a custom error handler
Global $oMyError = ObjEvent("AutoIt.Error","_ComErrFunc")
Global $iGUIWidth = 800, $iGUIHeight = 570, $fResized = False

_Show_PDF()

Func _Show_PDF()

    ; Get file to display
    Local $sFile = FileOpenDialog("Choose PDF", "C:\Temp", "PDF Files(*.pdf)", 3) ; put your own start folder here
    If @error Then
        MsgBox(0, "Error", "No file selected")
        Return
    EndIf

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

    ; Create GUI
    GUICreate("Label Printer", 1580, 590, -1, -1, BitOr($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_GUI, $WS_SIZEBOX, $WS_MAXIMIZEBOX))
    Local $GUI_ActiveX = GUICtrlCreateObj($oPDF, 10, 10, 1560, 570)
    GUICtrlSetStyle($GUI_ActiveX, $WS_VISIBLE)
    GUICtrlSetResizing($GUI_ActiveX, $GUI_DOCKAUTO) ; Auto Resize Object
    GUISetState()

    ; When window is resized, run this function
    GUIRegisterMsg($WM_SIZE, "MY_WM_SIZE")

    While 1

        Switch GUIGetMsg()
            Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                ExitLoop
        EndSwitch

        If $fResized = True Then
            ConsoleWrite($iGUIWidth & " - " & $iGUIHeight & @CRLF)
            $fResized = False
            WinMove($GUI_ActiveX, "", Default, Default, $iGUIWidth - 20, $iGUIHeight - 20)
        EndIf

    WEnd

    ; Clear up
    $oPDF = ""
    $GUIActiveX = ""

    Exit

EndFunc

Func MY_WM_SIZE($hWnd, $Msg, $wParam, $lParam)

    $iGUIWidth = BitAND($lParam, 0xFFFF)
    $iGUIHeight = BitShift($lParam, 16)
    $fResized = True

    Return $GUI_RUNDEFMSG

EndFunc   ;==>MY_WM_SIZE

Func _ComErrFunc()

  Local $HexNumber = Hex($oMyError.number,8)
  Msgbox(0,"AutoItCOM Test","We intercepted a COM Error !"       & @CRLF  & @CRLF & _
             "err.description is: "    & @TAB & $oMyError.description    & @CRLF & _
             "err.windescription:"     & @TAB & $oMyError.windescription & @CRLF & _
             "err.number is: "         & @TAB & $HexNumber              & @CRLF & _
             "err.lastdllerror is: "   & @TAB & $oMyError.lastdllerror   & @CRLF & _
             "err.scriptline is: "     & @TAB & $oMyError.scriptline     & @CRLF & _
             "err.source is: "         & @TAB & $oMyError.source         & @CRLF & _
             "err.helpfile is: "       & @TAB & $oMyError.helpfile       & @CRLF & _
             "err.helpcontext is: "    & @TAB & $oMyError.helpcontext _
            )
  SetError(1)

EndFunc
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look here: Debenu Quick PDF Library - UDF

Edited by mLipok

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@mLipok,

Excuses for the late reply.....
I added the QuickPDF.au3 to the include directory and i ran the QuickPDF_Examples.au3.

At that moment i get a lot of errors of missing several .au3 files.

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Please post in Debenu Quick PDF Library - UDF

And give the entire console output.

 

Edited by mLipok
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Signature beginning:   Wondering who uses AutoIT and what it can be used for ?
* GHAPI UDF - modest beginning - communication with GitHub REST API Forum Rules *
Include Dependency Tree (Tool for analyzing script relations)
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

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 SOAP * WinSCP UDF * GHAPI UDF - modest begining - comunication with GitHub REST APIErrorLog.au3 UDF - A logging Library *

My contribution to others projects or UDF based on  others projects: * _sql.au3 UDF  * POP3.au3 UDF *  RTF Printer - UDF * XML.au3 UDF * ADO.au3 UDF SMTP Mailer UDF * Dual Monitor resolution detection * * 2GUI on Dual Monitor System * _SciLexer.au3 UDF * SciTE - Lexer for console pane

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 * Good coding practices in AutoIt * 

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) * IE in TaskScheduler

PDF Related:https://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/177368-how-to-get-reference-to-pdf-object-embeded-in-ie/ *

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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