Re: Adobe PDF Writer Question

Subject: Re: Adobe PDF Writer Question
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
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Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 10:57:16 -0400

I developed a template not that long ago that did that. I know I had my share of problems in developing it. I can take a look at it for you. One thing I can suggest you look at is the mechanism by which Adobe PDF Writer is invoked. In the template I developed, it was invoked by printing the document to the "Acrobat Distiller" printer. That works fine for Adobe Acrobat 6.0 and previous. However, starting with version 7.0, Adobe changed the name of the "printer" to "Adobe PDF". If you've recently upgraded to a newer version of Acrobat, that could be the culprit. The solution could be as simple as replacing "Acrobat Distiller" in the macro with "Adobe PDF".

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Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 13:53:07 -0700 (PDT)
From: Bill Kerschbaum <kbombbilly01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Subject: Adobe PDF Writer Question
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Anybody know how to force the name of the file that
Adobe PDF Writer writes to? Our software
automatically writes information to a PDF, but we
can't have the Save As window popping up because it
will interfere with other processes. At one point we
had it working so that the window never came up and
the PDF was automatically generated to a specified
file, but the person who knew how to make that happen
doesn't work here anymore.

-Bill Kerschbaum.

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