what's the best practice to print for a PDF document a given number of copies to Windows' default printer, in *ONE* print job, without creating "n" separate print jobs?
_Shellexecute($PDF,"","","print") will just print one copy per call. If there is a possibility to pass a "page count", I missed it.
_FilePrint() basically just makes use of the line above.
All printers are either Xerox 80xx Printing Systems or HP 2xxx Desktop Printers. SumatraPDF seems to be an approach, ...
$PDF="C:\temp\Some-PDF-Sample-File.pdf" $Sumatra="z:\SumatraPDF.EXE" ; this will print 5 copies with *ONE* print job ShellExecute($Sumatra,'-print-to-default -print-settings "5x,fit" "' & $PDF & '"',"","open",@SW_HIDE) ... I'd just prefer to solve this task without the need of an extra program as SumatraPDF.EXE
Any suggestions appreciated, Rudi.
Local $sPDFtk = FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir & "\pdftk.exe") Local $sInputPDF = FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir & "\Prodis_Test.pdf") Local $sSig_1 = FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir & "\Sig_1.pdf") Local $sTempPDF = FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir & "\Prodis_Test_TEMP.pdf") $iSuccess = ShellExecuteWait($sPDFtk, $sInputPDF & " stamp " & $sSig_1 & " output " & $sTempPDF, "", "", @SW_HIDE) @ScriptDir is "H:\_Conrad lokal\Downloads\AutoIt3\_COX". As you can see there is a space in the path.
I know that ShellExecuteWait is working with FileGetShortName at the filename. It seems to me that I can't pass the parameters that way. But without FileGetShortName it's not working too.
Ideas? Regards, Conrad
I'm having a problem executing a command line (with many parameters) from within my script using ShellExecuteWait(). As a debug step, my script outputs the generated cmd line and parameters to a temp text file. If I start a cmd window and cut and paste the cmd from this temp file, it works perfectly. If, however, I call ShellExecuteWait() within the script, the tool I'm running (mkvmerge.exe) always returns error code 2 (invalid cmd line).
Note that mkvmerge requires a strangely "escaped" parameter list; e.g...
"C:\Program Files\MKVToolNix\mkvmerge.exe" --output ^"L:/Path1/OutVid.mkv^" --no-subtitles --language 0:eng --default-track 0:yes --compression 0:none --language 1:eng --default-track 1:yes --compression 1:none ^"^(^" ^"L:/Path2/SrcVid.mkv^" ^"^)^" As you can see, mkvmerge mandates that backslashes in paths be replaced with forward-slashes, that quote marks be "escaped" by preceding them with "^" (as well as parentheses), etc. I'm pretty sure this weirdness is required because mkvmerge was designed for non-Windows OSes (or something like that).
Is that part of the problem, do you think?
Under Windows, do any of the quote marks need to be doubled (i.e, should it be ^""L:/Path1/OutVid.mkv^"")? How about the slashes in the path names (i.e., should it be ^"L://Path1//OutVid.mkv^")?
Finally, am I correct to assume that I must use ShellExecuteWait() because one cannot pass command line parameters with RunWait()? If not, is there any benefit of using one over the other?
Thanks a great deal for your consideration and assistance!
I've been trying to create a registry key export for a while, but i'm hitting my head against a wall here.
I've tried a huge amount of combinations for both:
ShellExecuteWait & RunWait commands, but they never complete the task.
;This is the reg key Global $targetHistory = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Hewlett-Packard\HP Print Settings\Ubicación predeterminada\Target History" RegeditTH($logHandler, $regBackup, $targetHistory) Func RegeditTH($logHandler, $regBackup, $targetHistory) Local $THRegBkup = $regBackup & "ExportTH.bat" Local $THRegHandler Local $removeFile _FileWriteLog($logHandler, "INFORMATION: ExportTH.bat storage directory = " & $regBackup & "." & @CRLF) ; Create a file to write registry keys to. If Not _FileCreate($THRegBkup) Then ; Error flags: ; 1 - Error opening specified file ; 2 - File could not be written to ; [OPTIONAL] Display a pop-up message for notification, error creating the file ;MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Error", " Error reating reg file. Error Code:" & @error & ".") _FileWriteLog($logHandler, "WARNING: Registry export file not created." & @CRLF) Else $THRegHandler = FileOpen ($THRegBkup ,$FO_APPEND) If $THRegHandler <> -1 Then _FileWriteLog($logHandler, "INFORMATION: Performing registry backup for Target History keys." & @CRLF) FileWrite($THRegHandler, "@echo off" & @CRLF) ;FileWrite($THRegHandler, "regedit.exe /e " & $regBackup & "TargetHistory.reg " & '"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Hewlett-Packard\HP Print Settings\Ubicación predeterminada\Target History"' & @CRLF) FileWrite($THRegHandler, "Reg export " & '"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Hewlett-Packard\HP Print Settings\Ubicación predeterminada\Target History" ' & $regBackup & "TargetHistory.reg " & "/y" & @CRLF) FileWrite($THRegHandler, "dir " & $regBackup & @CRLF) FileWrite($THRegHandler, "dir " & $regBackup & " >> " & $regBackup & "dir.txt" & @CRLF) FileWrite($THRegHandler, "pause" & @CRLF) FileWrite($THRegHandler, "exit /B" & @CRLF) FileWrite($THRegHandler, "exit" & @CRLF) FileClose($THRegHandler) ;RunWait(@ComSpec & " /k " & "regedit.exe /e " & $regBackup & "TargetHistory2.reg " & $targetHistory) ;ShellExecuteWait(@ComSpec , "/k regedit.exe /e " & $regBackup & "TargetHistory.reg " & $targetHistory) ;ShellExecuteWait(@ComSpec & " /c " & $THRegBkup, @SW_HIDE) RunWait(@ComSpec & " /c " & $THRegBkup) ; Error Flag is set to non-zero in case of failure If @error <> 0 Then _FileWriteLog($logHandler, "ERROR: Registry export failed." & @CRLF) Else _FileWriteLog($logHandler, "WARNING: ExportTH.bat file could not be opened." & @CRLF) EndIf $removeFile = FileDelete($THRegBkup) If $removeFile Then _FileWriteLog($logHandler, "INFORMATION: File " & $THRegBkup & " deleted." Else _FileWriteLog($logHandler, "WARNING: File " & $THRegBkup & " not deleted or it does not exist." EndIf EndIf ; Close the handle returned by FileOpen. FileClose($THRegHandler) EndFunc This is the function i'm using for the call.
Since i was not going anywhere with the AutoIt direct executions, i even tried creating a bat/cmd file with the command for a reg export to create the reg file i needed. However, even running the bat file is not working for me. I mean, the bat is executed, as you can see i created a couple of "dir" commands to be prompted and sent to a file. And they are showing up, but the registry export is never being executed.
The best i could get was a message saying it was impossible to locate the key, but i know with 100% certainty the key exists in that path (because i'm creating and deleting it all the time).
Can anyone point out any possible mistakes?
Here you can see the error message in the CMD prompt:
I was wondering if there are any developers out there who are having issues running AutoIT code on the latest revision of Win8?
I recently (about 4 months ago) wrote an auto-installer that pulled tools from a server and ran an auto install of each tool on systems.
This worked fine for revisions 8250, 8375 and 8400. However, when Win8 revision 8441 came around, I noticed some issues running some installers.
Now with the newest revision, 8520, it seems that FileCopy, DirCopy, ShellExecute, ShellExecuteWait, Run, and RunWait are all either locking up, or just failing to run.
The steps I take are:
Read from a cfg file the path of the installer, and any installer arguments
download installer from path
use ShellExecuteWait on installer with arguments
In the past, I've had no problems with this same exact code. UAC is off, #RequireAdmin is set, application is run as administrator, and even powershell is set to "Set-ExecutionPolicy UnRestricted"
Has anybody else had this problem? Anybody have workarounds?