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I'm trying to make a COM based PDF UDF. (Say that 3 times fast!) I've been using this document and the attached document for reference.

I'm stuck at getting the documents to open in Acrobat... I can create the App and make it visible, but I can't get the documents to be visible inside. I've managed to edit the AcroExch.PDDoc object (while it's hidden), but I can't get anything to be visible in the AcroExch.App. There doesn't even seem to be property that sets what document the app is looking at like app.ActiveDocument.

I just found something about using 'COleAttachDispatch' and 'COleCreateDispatch'. It looks like I need to use these to attach the document to the app, but I'm not sure how to call this function.

(I have Acrobat Pro DC 2015, the full installation, and it works great otherwise :D)

Acrobat COM Explorer.txt

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As a First step... did you look in my Acrobat Reader ActiveX UDF? 

Ps.

I know this is not the same ActiveX Control

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Thank you! No, I didn't even notice it. I tried searching for something like that, but not for long. I'll be checking it out

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Acro.au3 UDF - Automating Acrobat Pro
ToDo Finder - Find #ToDo: lines in your scripts

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