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I want to write a script to toggle the opening and closing of a pdf file.

For example if i have a flie called myFile.pdf I want the script to open/load it.  However if myFile.pdf is open then i want the same script to close it. 

Could someone please tell me how I can know if the pdf file is open/loaded?

Thank you 
Simon

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Thanks,

What I mean is to open the file on the screen for reading with acrobat.  Then after I have read the file I want to execute the same script to close it.

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Obviously you are opening the file in Adobe Reader, but what are you reading it with?

Are you continuing on to another pdf file or doing some other process, or are you wanting to close both Adobe Reader and your script after reading it with your eyes, etc?

If the latter, then have a look at the ProcessClose function and other related functions perhaps.

You may also benefit from looking at WinExists and related.

But really from your description neither JohnOne or I are getting much understanding of your overall purpose, so it is hard to help.


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I don't have acrobat to test, I use foxit reader, but here's how easy it is with that.

If WinExists("My_File_Name") Then
    ; The file is open in foxit reader
    Exit
EndIf

ShellExecute("My_File_Name.pdf")

Try it with acrobat.


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Thank you

That works perfectly,  It is precisely what I wanted.

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