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Using AutoIT with PDFCreator Version 2.0

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I have several Autotit scripts that print documents to PDFCreator (1.7.3). THis has worked very well but I am concerned with  the long term viability of the apps since PDFCreator is now several versions beyond  1.7.3.  Unfortuantely the dialog box for the new version of PDF creator  doesn't seem to work well with AutoIT. Has anyone been able to get this to work  or come up with a way to control PDFCreater version 2.+ via COM?

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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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Here is working exmple:

#include <AutoItConstants.au3>
; http://docs.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator/latest/en/pdfcreator/com-interface/user-manual/basics/convert-single-file/
;~ "c:\Program Files\PDFCreator\COM Scripts\JS Scripts\Basics\TestPage2JPG.js"

_Example()
Func _Example()


    ; Error monitoring. This will trap all COM errors while alive.
    ; This particular object is declared as local, meaning after the function returns it will not exist.
    Local $oErrorHandler = ObjEvent('AutoIt.Error', '_ErrFunc')

    Local $oPDFCreatorQueue = ObjCreate('PDFCreator.JobQueue')
    $oPDFCreatorQueue.Initialize()

    Local $sTXT_FileFullPath = @ScriptDir & '\PDFCreator_test.txt'
    FileWrite($sTXT_FileFullPath,'Testing PDFCreator')
    ConsoleWrite('PRINT: ' & $sTXT_FileFullPath  & @CRLF)
    ShellExecute($sTXT_FileFullPath,'', @ScriptDir, $SHEX_PRINT)


    Local $sPDF_FileFullPath = @ScriptDir & '\TestPage.pdf'


    ConsoleWrite('WaitForJob' & @CRLF)
    If Not $oPDFCreatorQueue.WaitForJob(10) Then
        ConsoleWrite('The print job did not reach the queue within 1 seconds' & @CRLF)
    EndIf


    ConsoleWrite('$oPDFCreatorQueue.Count=' & $oPDFCreatorQueue.Count & @CRLF)
    Local $oJob = Null
    If $oPDFCreatorQueue.Count = 0 Then
        Return SetError(1)
    Else
        $oJob = $oPDFCreatorQueue.NextJob
    EndIf


;~  $oJob.SetProfileByGuid('JpegGuid')
    $oJob.SetProfileByGuid('PdfaGuid')
    $oJob.ConvertTo($sPDF_FileFullPath)
    If Not $oJob.IsFinished Or Not $oJob.IsSuccessful Then
        ConsoleWrite('Could not convert the file: ' & $sPDF_FileFullPath & @CRLF)
    Else
        ConsoleWrite('Job finished successfully' & @CRLF)
    EndIf

    $oPDFCreatorQueue.ReleaseCom()
    $oPDFCreatorQueue = Null

EndFunc    ;==>_Example


; User's COM error function. Will be called if COM error occurs
Func _ErrFunc($oError)
    ; Do anything here.
    ConsoleWrite(@ScriptName & ' (' & $oError.scriptline & ') : ==> COM Error intercepted !' & @CRLF & _
            @TAB & 'err.number is: ' & @TAB & @TAB & '0x' & Hex($oError.number) & @CRLF & _
            @TAB & 'err.windescription:' & @TAB & $oError.windescription & @CRLF & _
            @TAB & 'err.description is: ' & @TAB & $oError.description & @CRLF & _
            @TAB & 'err.source is: ' & @TAB & @TAB & $oError.source & @CRLF & _
            @TAB & 'err.helpfile is: ' & @TAB & $oError.helpfile & @CRLF & _
            @TAB & 'err.helpcontext is: ' & @TAB & $oError.helpcontext & @CRLF & _
            @TAB & 'err.lastdllerror is: ' & @TAB & $oError.lastdllerror & @CRLF & _
            @TAB & 'err.scriptline is: ' & @TAB & $oError.scriptline & @CRLF & _
            @TAB & 'err.retcode is: ' & @TAB & '0x' & Hex($oError.retcode) & @CRLF & @CRLF)
EndFunc    ;==>_ErrFunc

 


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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 SOAP * WinSCP UDF * GHAPI UDF - modest begining - comunication with GitHub REST API *

My contribution to others projects or UDF based on  others projects: * _sql.au3 UDF  * POP3.au3 UDF *  RTF Printer - UDF * XML.au3 - BETA * ADO.au3 UDF SMTP Mailer 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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Fabulous Guys. This is a great starting point.

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

So rolled up their sleeves, and work ... and share the results.

Edited by mLipok

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

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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 SOAP * WinSCP UDF * GHAPI UDF - modest begining - comunication with GitHub REST API *

My contribution to others projects or UDF based on  others projects: * _sql.au3 UDF  * POP3.au3 UDF *  RTF Printer - UDF * XML.au3 - BETA * ADO.au3 UDF SMTP Mailer 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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