Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

How to read PDF file that is opening in IE.

Recommended Posts

Hello everyone,

I'm working on a task where, a PDF file is opened (in IE browser) when I click a link in a website.

I have to read the first page of the PDF to find particular strings. Can you please share some ideas?

Edited by Gowrisankar

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Danp2 said:

Use InetGet to download the file. Then manipulate it outside of the browser.

@Danp2 Thanks a lot. Is there anyway to convert pdf to notepad without any external softwares? Or is there anyway to read pdf line by line without external softwares?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

QuickPDF UDF this should allow you to get what you need from PDF. You may need commercial license for Adobe or whatever, not sure. I found this with a simple Google search too.



Edited by Earthshine

My resources are limited. You must ask the right questions


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sry for interrupting, after so much time has passed for this thread, but you ought to use some third-tier online tool to open the file - that's the very way it works for IE so far. I use this one for editing w9 and other fillable pdf forms, but it's paid. If you weren't considering purchase anything for such purpose, there's online Adobe Reader version

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • By mLipok
      ; #INDEX# =======================================================================================================================
      ; Title .........: UDF for "Debenu Quick PDF Library"
      ; AutoIt Version :
      ; Language ......: English
      ; Description ...: A collection of functions for Debenu Quick PDF Library
      ; Author(s) .....: mLipok
      ; Modified ......:
      ; ===============================================================================================================================
      Release note:
      Erratum v0.7:
      Forum link:
    • By yffulf
      Is there probably a way to click ie popup button and hide or invisible popup button in the same time?
      I try to use WinSetState @SW_hide ,
      the result is ie crashing or no response because button hide and the next click command won't work...
      $oForm=_IEFormGetObjByName($oIE,"form1") $obutton=_IEFormElementGetObjByName($oForm,"btn_OK") $hWnd = _IEPropertyGet($oIE, "hwnd") _IEAction($obutton,"focus") ControlSend($hWnd, "", "[CLASS:Internet Explorer_Server; INSTANCE:1]", "{Enter}") WinWait("", "確定存檔嗎?") WinSetState("","確定存檔嗎?",@SW_Hide) ControlClick("", "確定存檔嗎?", "[CLASS:Button; TEXT:確定; Instance:1;]")  
    • By _leo_
      Hey there!
      I am having a problem with clicking a button in IE. As you can see in the code, there would be a class name to click it, but since this button exists several times with exactly the same code, I can only use the "Noch nicht veröffentlicht" to separate it from the others. But this part is just pure text without any classification. 
      "<div class="checkmark" data-v-1e5b1f70=""><svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" class="icon" viewBox="0 0 16 16" data-v-1e5b1f70=""><circle cx="8" cy="8" r="8" data-v-1e5b1f70="" /></svg></div>Noch nicht veröffentlicht"
      I was trying to click it with:
      #include <IE.au3> local $oNNVs = _IEFormGetCollection($oIE2) For $oNNV in $oNNVs If String($oNNV.innertext) = "Noch nicht veröffentlicht" Then _IEAction($oNNV, "click") EndIf Next and:
      $inputs = $oIE2.document.getElementsByTagName("div") For $input In $inputs If $input.innertext == "Noch nicht veröffentlicht" then $input.click() EndIf Next But nothing seems to work. Thanks for the help!
    • By mLipok
      Today, in the end as well, worked out using the Acrobat Reader ActiveX COM Object "AcroPDF.PDF.1"
      #include-once #include <Constants.au3> #include <GUIConstantsEx.au3> #include <WindowsConstants.au3> #include <Misc.au3> #include <MenuConstants.au3> #include <WinAPI.au3> ;~ Thanks to BrewManNH ;~ http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/134878-guiregistermsg-replacement-for-guictrlsetonevent-and-guigetmsg/ ;~ Thanks to mikell ;~ http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/161985-how-to-close-gui-with-guiregistermsg/ ; Install a custom error handler Global $oMyError = ObjEvent("AutoIt.Error", "_ComErrFunc") Global $__hExampleGUI Global $__idOPEN Global $_fExit Global $__hACROBAT_GUI = '' Global $__idACROBAT_GUI_CTRL_AX = '' Global $__oACROBAT_READER = '' #include <GUIConstantsEx.au3> ;~ GUIRegisterMsg($WM_ERASEBKGND, "_WM_EXTRACTOR") ;~ GUIRegisterMsg($WM_PAINT, "_WM_EXTRACTOR") ;~ GUIRegisterMsg($WM_ACTIVATE, "_WM_EXTRACTOR") ;~ GUIRegisterMsg($WM_CAPTURECHANGED, "_WM_EXTRACTOR") ;~ GUIRegisterMsg($WM_DEVICECHANGE, "_WM_EXTRACTOR") GUIRegisterMsg($WM_EXITSIZEMOVE, "_WM_EXTRACTOR") GUIRegisterMsg($WM_COMMAND, "_WM_EXTRACTOR") GUIRegisterMsg($WM_SYSCOMMAND, "_WM_EXTRACTOR") GUIRegisterMsg($WM_HSCROLL, "_WM_EXTRACTOR") _ExampleProgram_Gui() While 1 Sleep(10) If $_fExit Then _ACROBAT_GUI_DELETE() DeleteGui() Exit EndIf WEnd Func DeleteGui() GUIDelete($__hExampleGUI) EndFunc ;==>DeleteGui Func _ExampleProgram_Gui() ; Create a GUI with various controls. $__hExampleGUI = GUICreate("Example") $__idOPEN = GUICtrlCreateButton("&Open", 310, 370, 85, 25) ; Display the GUI. GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $__hExampleGUI) EndFunc ;==>_ExampleProgram_Gui #Region ACROBAT FUNCTION Func _AcrobatInit() $__oACROBAT_READER = ObjCreate("AcroPDF.PDF.1"); Return $__oACROBAT_READER.GetVersions EndFunc ;==>_AcrobatInit Func _Acrobat_Events(ByRef $aMSG) If $aMSG[1] = $__hACROBAT_GUI Then Switch $aMSG[0] Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE _ACROBAT_GUI_DELETE() EndSwitch EndIf EndFunc ;==>_Acrobat_Events Func _ACROBAT_Destroy() $__oACROBAT_READER = "" ;~ MsgBox(1,'test','destroyed') EndFunc ;==>_ACROBAT_Destroy Func _AcrobatShow($sFile, $sTitle = "PDF ", $iLeft = 50, $iTop = 0, $iWidth = 1000, $iHeight = 700) If FileExists($sFile) Then _AcrobatInit() ; Set option $__oACROBAT_READER.src = $sFile $__oACROBAT_READER.SetLayoutMode(4) $__oACROBAT_READER.SetPageMode(1) $__oACROBAT_READER.SetShowToolbar(0) $__oACROBAT_READER.SetView(1) ; Create GUI $__hACROBAT_GUI = GUICreate($sTitle, $iWidth, $iHeight, $iLeft, $iTop, BitOR($GUI_SS_DEFAULT_GUI, $WS_SIZEBOX, $WS_MAXIMIZEBOX)) $__idACROBAT_GUI_CTRL_AX = GUICtrlCreateObj($__oACROBAT_READER, 5, 5, $iWidth - 20, $iHeight - 10) GUICtrlSetStyle($__idACROBAT_GUI_CTRL_AX, $WS_VISIBLE) GUISetState() EndIf EndFunc ;==>_AcrobatShow Func _ACROBAT_Refresh() If IsObj($__oACROBAT_READER) Then Local $hPreviouslyGui = GUISwitch($__hACROBAT_GUI) GUISetState(@SW_LOCK) Local $iGUI_PDFWidth = WinGetPos($__hACROBAT_GUI)[2] - 20 Local $iGUI_PDFHeight = WinGetPos($__hACROBAT_GUI)[3] - 40 Local $sFile = $__oACROBAT_READER.src ; this below line do not works with Acro Reader ; Local $iCurrentPage = $__oACROBAT_READER.GetNumber Local $iCurrentPage = 0 _ACROBAT_Destroy() GUICtrlDelete($__idACROBAT_GUI_CTRL_AX) _AcrobatInit() $__idACROBAT_GUI_CTRL_AX = GUICtrlCreateObj($__oACROBAT_READER, 5, 5, $iGUI_PDFWidth, $iGUI_PDFHeight) $__oACROBAT_READER.src = $sFile ;~ $__oACROBAT_READER.SetCurrentPage($iCurrentPage) GUISetState(@SW_UNLOCK) GUISwitch($hPreviouslyGui) EndIf EndFunc ;==>_ACROBAT_Refresh Func _ACROBAT_GUI_DELETE() _ACROBAT_Destroy() if IsHWnd($__hACROBAT_GUI) then GUIDelete($__hACROBAT_GUI) EndFunc ;==>_ACROBAT_GUI_DELETE #EndRegion ACROBAT FUNCTION #Region MSG and ERROR HANDLER Func _WM_EXTRACTOR($hWnd, $iMsg, $wParam, $lParam) ;~ ConsoleWrite('! $hWnd = ' & $hWnd & ' $iMsg = ' & $iMsg & '('&HEX($iMsg)&')'& ' $wParam = ' & $wParam & ' $lParam = ' & $lParam & @CRLF) If $hWnd = ControlGetHandle($__hACROBAT_GUI, '', $__idACROBAT_GUI_CTRL_AX) Then ConsoleWrite('! -------------- $hWnd = ' & $hWnd & ' $iMsg = ' & $iMsg & '(' & Hex($iMsg) & ')' & ' $wParam = ' & $wParam & ' $lParam = ' & $lParam & @CRLF) EndIf If $hWnd = $__hACROBAT_GUI Then Switch $iMsg Case $WM_COMMAND #cs Case $WM_ACTIVATE Local $test = BitAND($wParam, 0x00000004) if $test <> 0 then MsgBox(1,'$WM_ACTIVATE','test') _ACROBAT_Refresh() EndIf Case $WM_ERASEBKGND WinGetHandle("[ACTIVE]") if $__hACROBAT_GUI <> _WinAPI_GetWindow ( $__hACROBAT_GUI, $GW_HWNDPREV ) then ConsoleWrite('! Case $WM_ERASEBKGND' & @CRLF) _ACROBAT_Refresh() _WinAPI_RedrawWindow($__hACROBAT_GUI,0,0,$RDW_NOERASE) EndIf Case $WM_PAINT _WinAPI_RedrawWindow($__hACROBAT_GUI,0,0,$RDW_NOERASE) Case $WM_CAPTURECHANGED _ACROBAT_Refresh() Case $WM_DEVICECHANGE _ACROBAT_Refresh() #ce Case $WM_EXITSIZEMOVE _ACROBAT_Refresh() Case $WM_SYSCOMMAND ;~ Local $test = BitAND($wParam, 0xFFF0) Local $test = BitAND($wParam, 0x0000FFFF) Switch $test Case $SC_CLOSE _ACROBAT_GUI_DELETE() Case $SC_CONTEXTHELP Case $SC_DEFAULT Case $SC_HOTKEY Case $SC_HSCROLL Case $SC_KEYMENU Case $SC_MAXIMIZE _ACROBAT_Refresh() Case $SC_MINIMIZE Case $SC_MONITORPOWER Case $SC_MOUSEMENU Case $SC_MOVE ;~ _ACROBAT_Refresh() Case $SC_NEXTWINDOW ;~ _ACROBAT_Refresh() Case $SC_PREVWINDOW ;~ _ACROBAT_Refresh() Case $SC_RESTORE _ACROBAT_Refresh() Case $SC_SCREENSAVE Case $SC_SIZE Case $SC_TASKLIST Case $SC_VSCROLL EndSwitch EndSwitch EndIf If $hWnd = $__hExampleGUI Then Switch $iMsg Case $WM_COMMAND Local $nID = BitAND($wParam, 0x0000FFFF) Local $hCtrl = $lParam Switch $nID Case $__idOPEN if not IsObj($__oACROBAT_READER) then _AcrobatShow(FileOpenDialog("Choose PDF", "C:\Temp", "PDF Files(*.pdf)", 3)) ; put your own start folder here) EndIf EndSwitch Case $WM_SYSCOMMAND Local $test = BitAND($wParam, 0xFFF0) Switch $test Case $SC_CLOSE $_fExit = True Case $SC_CONTEXTHELP Case $SC_DEFAULT Case $SC_HOTKEY Case $SC_HSCROLL Case $SC_KEYMENU Case $SC_MAXIMIZE Case $SC_MINIMIZE Case $SC_MONITORPOWER Case $SC_MOUSEMENU Case $SC_MOVE Case $SC_NEXTWINDOW Case $SC_PREVWINDOW Case $SC_RESTORE Case $SC_SCREENSAVE Case $SC_SIZE Case $SC_TASKLIST Case $SC_VSCROLL EndSwitch EndSwitch EndIf Return $GUI_RUNDEFMSG EndFunc ;==>_WM_EXTRACTOR Func _ComErrFunc() Local $HexNumber = Hex($oMyError.number, 8) MsgBox(0, "AutoItCOM Test", _ "We intercepted a COM Error !" & @CRLF & @CRLF & _ "err.description is: " & @TAB & $oMyError.description & @CRLF & _ "err.windescription:" & @TAB & $oMyError.windescription & @CRLF & _ "err.number is: " & @TAB & $HexNumber & @CRLF & _ "err.lastdllerror is: " & @TAB & $oMyError.lastdllerror & @CRLF & _ "err.scriptline is: " & @TAB & $oMyError.scriptline & @CRLF & _ "err.source is: " & @TAB & $oMyError.source & @CRLF & _ "err.helpfile is: " & @TAB & $oMyError.helpfile & @CRLF & _ "err.helpcontext is: " & @TAB & $oMyError.helpcontext _ ) SetError(1) EndFunc ;==>_ComErrFunc #EndRegion MSG and ERROR HANDLER Any comments are welcome.
    • By matwachich
      Hi guys!
      A pretty simple UDF to convert HTML to PDF using wkHTMLtoPDF.
      It uses the C API of the tool (DLL), so no external process, no ActiveX or COM sh*t.
      See the example, and the documentation of wkHTMLtoPDF.
  • Create New...