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I wondered if maybe anyone of you could help me. I never used AutoIt in my life before, till this point I always used Java or C#. But at my Internship they asked me to make a program, that attaches a file into a pdf. I already maked a GUI and you can choose the files, but I can't seem to find a way to actually attach that chosen file to the chosen pdf. Has anyone any Tipps for me? 

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Good morning @OblivionsWhisper :)

Post the code you are working with, so we can see how to help you out :)

Explain always as much as you can, providing examples :)


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Try my QucikPDF.au3 UDF


and this function:

; #FUNCTION# ====================================================================================================================
; Name ..........: _QPDF_EmbedFileToPDFFile
; Description ...: Embeds a file into the PDF document and creates a file attachment link to the embedded file.
; Syntax ........: _QPDF_EmbedFileToPDFFile($sPDF_FileFullPath, $sPDF_Password, $sTitle, $sFileFullPath, $sMIMEType)
; Parameters ....: $sPDF_FileFullPath   - a string value.
;                  $sPDF_Password       - a string value.
;                  $sTitle              - a string value. A unique title for this file. No two files can have the same title. If a file with this title already exists in the document the new file will not be embedded.
;                  $sFileFullPath       - a string value. The full path and name of the file to embed.
;                  $sMIMEType           - a string value. The optional MIME type of the file, for example "image/jpg" for a JPEG image. See http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/ for a full list of MIME types. If the MIME type is not known it can be set to an empty string.
; Return values .:
;                  0    The file could not be embedded. Use the _QPDF_LastErrorCode() function to determine the cause of the failure.
;                  1    The file was embedded successfully
; Author ........: mLipok
; Modified ......:
; Remarks .......: The file can then be accessed in Acrobat under the File Attachments function.
; Related .......:
; Link ..........: http://www.debenu.com/docs/pdf_library_reference/EmbedFile.php
; Example .......: No
; ===============================================================================================================================
Func _QPDF_EmbedFileToPDFFile($sPDF_FileFullPath, $sPDF_Password, $sTitle, $sFileFullPath, $sMIMEType)
    Local $oQP
    If _QPDF_CreateObjectAndUnlock($oQP) = $QPDF_RET_VALID_COMMERCIAL Then
        $oQP.LoadFromFile($sPDF_FileFullPath, $sPDF_Password)
        If @error Then Return SetError($QPDF_ERR_GENERAL, $QPDF_EXT_PARAM1, $QPDF_RET_FAILURE)

        Local $iResult = $oQP.EmbedFile($sTitle, $sFileFullPath, $sMIMEType)
        If Not $iResult Then Return SetError($QPDF_ERR_GENERAL, $QPDF_EXT_DEFAULT, $iResult)

        $oQP.SaveToFile($sPDF_FileFullPath & '.pdf')
        If @error Then Return SetError($QPDF_ERR_SAVEFILE, $QPDF_EXT_PARAM1, $QPDF_RET_FAILURE)

        Return SetError($QPDF_ERR_SUCCESS, $QPDF_EXT_DEFAULT, $iResult)


EndFunc   ;==>_QPDF_EmbedFileToPDFFile


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