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I am trying to convert a HTML document into pdf using the PDFCreator, however, it never creates the document silently like it does with a word document. I receive the Print dialogue box prompt which only converts the html document when i press the Print button. I would like to convert the html document without receiving the Print dialogue. Any help would be greatly appreciated. List below is the code I am currently using...
Dim cConverter As clsPDFCreatorDim cConverterOptions As clsPDFCreatorOptions
Dim DefaultPrinter As String
Set cConverter = New clsPDFCreatorSet cConverterOptions = New clsPDFCreatorOptionsSet cConverter.cOptions = cConverterOptions
If cConverter.cStart("/NoProcessingAtStartup") = False Then MsgBox "Can not Initialise PDF Converter", vbCritical, "PDF Conversion Error" Exit FunctionEnd If
With cConverter DefaultPrinter = .cDefaultPrinter .cOption("PDFDisallowCopy") = 1 .cOption("PDFDisallowModifyContents") = 1 .cOption("PDFDisallowModifyAnnotations") = 1 .cOption("UseAutosave") = 1 .cOption("UseAutosaveDirectory") = 1 .cOption("AutosaveDirectory") = sPath .cOption("AutosaveFilename") = sFNme .cOption("AutosaveFormat") = 0 .cDefaultPrinter = "PDFCreator" .cClearCache .cPrintFile (sName) <-- when the code gets to this line it opens the Print Dialogue - I would like it to convert the file here without the Print dialogue prompt .cPrinterStop = FalseEnd With
With cConverter .cPrinterStop = True .cDefaultPrinter = DefaultPrinter Sleep 200 .cCloseEnd With
Sleep 2000 ' Wait until PDFCreator is removed from memory Set cConverterOptions = NothingSet cConverter = Nothing
I don't know how pdf creator implements this functionality in detail but in general it is the job of the printing application to display or not to display this dialogue.
I think at last there is (usually) a command line like that:notepad /P test.txtBut not in this case. Have a look at:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\printto\command"C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe" "C:\WINDOWS\system32\mshtml.dll",PrintHTML %1 %2 %3 %4andHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htmlfile\shell\Print\command"C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe" "C:\WINDOWS\system32\mshtml.dll",PrintHTML %1
As you can see rundll.exe is invoked and calls a method in mshtml.dll .
Now it's your turn to find a program, which is registrated with the *.html, *.htm, ... extensions and which modifies the keys shown above.
Or - another solution - find a program with a command switch to print html - files:1) set pdf-creator as the default printer2) shellexec the application with the appropriate print-command line.
Yours sincerely RE
Hi Rillke: Thnaks very much for your response. It was easier to create a console application to find the window and click the print button. Works everytime
I was wondering if you could share your code for how to check and click on print button. I am having same issue only difference is I am Winnovative tool for conversion.
You help will be highly appriciated.
Thanks in advance