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The example scripts forum wouldn't allow me to post so I'll try here.

A SCROLLING PDF KIOSK

Adobe Reader can auto scroll but not loop a pdf.

AutoIT to the rescue!

Run("C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe /A scrollbar=0&navpanes=0&statusbar=0&messages=0&toolbar=0&zoom=130 c:\docs\newsletter.pdf")

;wait for this window title to be active

WinWaitActive("newsletter.pdf - Adobe Reader")

;Hide the menus

Send("{F9}")

While 1 = 1

;Return to top of file

Send("{HOME}")

;Begin scroll

Send("^+H")

;Speed of scroll is slow 2

Send("2")

;Wait 3 mins for scroll to finish

Sleep(180000)

;End scrolling if it hasn't already

Send("^+H")

WEnd

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martin

The example scripts forum wouldn't allow me to post so I'll try here.

A SCROLLING PDF KIOSK

Adobe Reader can auto scroll but not loop a pdf.

AutoIT to the rescue!

Run("C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe /A scrollbar=0&navpanes=0&statusbar=0&messages=0&toolbar=0&zoom=130 c:\docs\newsletter.pdf")

;wait for this window title to be active

WinWaitActive("newsletter.pdf - Adobe Reader")

;Hide the menus

Send("{F9}")

While 1 = 1

;Return to top of file

Send("{HOME}")

;Begin scroll

Send("^+H")

;Speed of scroll is slow 2

Send("2")

;Wait 3 mins for scroll to finish

Sleep(180000)

;End scrolling if it hasn't already

Send("^+H")

WEnd

Welcome to the AutoIt forums moot. :D

You can only post in the example forums when you have already made a minimum number of posts. This prevents new people posting there in error.

Good to see you worked out how to scroll your pdf, especially since you did it without support from here.

It would be more versatile if you had some way of knowing that you have reached the end of the document and some way to make sure that the end has not already been reached before you send a second ^H or it will start scrolling backwards which is difficult to read unless you have a fantastic memory!

An option for full screen view would be nice but unfortunately that makes the scrolling a bit fast.


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moot

Welcome to the AutoIt forums moot. :D

You can only post in the example forums when you have already made a minimum number of posts. This prevents new people posting there in error.

Good to see you worked out how to scroll your pdf, especially since you did it without support from here.

It would be more versatile if you had some way of knowing that you have reached the end of the document and some way to make sure that the end has not already been reached before you send a second ^H or it will start scrolling backwards which is difficult to read unless you have a fantastic memory!

An option for full screen view would be nice but unfortunately that makes the scrolling a bit fast.

The timer problem is overcome by adding a blank page to the end of PDF and checking for that page number. If it is the current page then go to page 1. Code suggestions welcome.

The ZOOM level is set in the parameters of line 1 after acroread.exe.

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