qwiqshot

Broken script

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Hello, New to AutoIT, loving the fun it brings

 

I am building a script to automate pdf creation for work, we make hundreds of Pdf's monthly. I have most of the process squared away, but I'm stuck. it gets to the point where it will not switch back to a previously maximized excel sheet for the next step.

Here is the code, with some window names removed

;switch to excel and create PDF cover
WinActivate ("MyExcelSheet2016")
Sleep (250)
;maximize excel
WinSetState("[ACTIVE]", "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)
Sleep (250)
;shift sheet left
send ("{HOME}")
Sleep (250)
;printing PDF Cover
MouseClick ("left", 1387, 550)
Sleep (5000)
;closing PDF converter
send ("!{f4}")
Sleep (250)
;switch to app for picture to Maximize
WinActivate ("Picture App")
Sleep (250)
;maximize Pictre App
WinSetState("[ACTIVE]", "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)
Sleep (250)
;switch to Picture Grabber
WinActivate ("Pictre Grabber")
Sleep (250)
;activate Picture Grabber hotkey
send ("^+{F3}")
Sleep (6000)
send ("^+ {END}")
Sleep (250)
;crop new diagram
send ("^+{C}")
Sleep (500)
send ("!{W}")
Sleep (500)
send ("!{C}")
Sleep (500)
send ("{ENTER}")
Sleep (500)
send ("!{s}")
Sleep (250)
send ("^{s}")
Sleep (500)
send ("!{f4}")
Sleep (1000)

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At this point, it does not do what I thought it would
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;return to Excel for PDF 2nd page
WinActivate ("MyExcelSheet2016")
Sleep (250)
;maximize excel
WinSetState("[ACTIVE]", "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)
Sleep (250)
MouseClick ("left", 748, 473)
Sleep (500)

 

Any help would be much appreciated.

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

It's a long shot but the problem could be that you need admin rights for the script?

Try adding #RequireAdmin at the very top of your script.

Edited by TheFixer

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

In case you are not sure what i mean by that just use this code.

 

#RequireAdmin
;switch to excel and create PDF cover
WinActivate ("MyExcelSheet2016")
Sleep (250)
;maximize excel
WinSetState("[ACTIVE]", "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)
Sleep (250)
;shift sheet left
send ("{HOME}")
Sleep (250)
;printing PDF Cover
MouseClick ("left", 1387, 550)
Sleep (5000)
;closing PDF converter
send ("!{f4}")
Sleep (250)
;switch to app for picture to Maximize
WinActivate ("Picture App")
Sleep (250)
;maximize Pictre App
WinSetState("[ACTIVE]", "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)
Sleep (250)
;switch to Picture Grabber
WinActivate ("Pictre Grabber")
Sleep (250)
;activate Picture Grabber hotkey
send ("^+{F3}")
Sleep (6000)
send ("^+ {END}")
Sleep (250)
;crop new diagram
send ("^+{C}")
Sleep (500)
send ("!{W}")
Sleep (500)
send ("!{C}")
Sleep (500)
send ("{ENTER}")
Sleep (500)
send ("!{s}")
Sleep (250)
send ("^{s}")
Sleep (500)
send ("!{f4}")
Sleep (1000)
;return to Excel for PDF 2nd page
WinActivate ("MyExcelSheet2016")
Sleep (250)
;maximize excel
WinSetState("[ACTIVE]", "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)
Sleep (250)
MouseClick ("left", 748, 473)
Sleep (500)

 

Edited by TheFixer

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@qwiqshot if you use EXCEL then you may use EXCEL UDF (if I remember well there was a similar question but related to WORD   ).

But I want to ask How you create PDF - is it a conversion or SaveAs option used from EXCEL ?


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Nuance / PDF Converter Profession integration's mLipok

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You can use ObjGet() to connect to opened Excel Document (I never tried it).

Then you can use Excel.au3 UDF to print this document without doing all this GUI automation.

If I good understand the "Nuance / PDF Converter" should take care about creating PDF in a smilar to PDFCreator way.
I mean "Nuance / PDF Converter" should have AutoSave feature. If I'm right, then you should to know where is created PDF file.

 


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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 *

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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) * 

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