Nikolas92

Is it possible to programmatically print to PDF file without prompting for filename for Microsoft Print To PDF printer?

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I found here example for C# (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/31896952/how-to-programmatically-print-to-pdf-file-without-prompting-for-filename-in-c-sh). Anyone know how to convert it to autoit?

//To print a PrintDocument object using the Microsoft Print to PDF printer without prompting for a filename, here is the pure code way to do this:
// generate a file name as the current date/time in unix timestamp format
file = (string)(DateTime.UtcNow.Subtract(new DateTime(1970, 1, 1))).TotalSeconds.ToString();

// the directory to store the output.
directory = Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.MyDocuments);

// initialize PrinterDocument object
PrinterDocument doc = new PrinterDocument() {
    PrinterSettings = new PrinterSettings() {
        // set the printer to 'Microsoft Print to PDF'
        PrinterName = "Microsoft Print to PDF",

        // tell the object this document will print to file
        PrintToFile = true,

        // set the filename to whatever you like (full path)
        PrintFileName = Path.Combine(directory, file + ".pdf"),
    };
}

doc.Print();

 

Edited by Nikolas92

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#2 ·  Posted

what are you trying to put to a PDF? as you can easily use Word or Excel to export to PDF without any prompting.

 

 

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#3 ·  Posted

You can use many other solutions, depending on your needs.

 


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

30 minutes ago, joboy2k said:

what are you trying to put to a PDF? 

I want to automate text extraction from powerpoint presentations (around 240) by first converting them to pdf and then to extracting text from created pdf files. 

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#5 ·  Posted

hopefully this will point you in the right direction

 

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