I’ve been trying to use the com interface to pdfCreator for
several hours now and while I can easily print a pdf file, I cannot get the emailing functionality
to work reliably. My need is to be able
to either output to a pdf file for preview on the screen or to email it. So far I can create the file and virtually
every time I do so my Outlook email pops up with the file ready for
emailing. I didn’t tell it to do that
and while it is one of my goals, I cannot control it. I’ve got autosave on and setting SendEmailAfterAutoSaving
seems not to make any difference. The
documentation for pdfCreator appears to be incomplete in the area of the com
interface, so can anyone tell me how this can be made to work?
Using version 1.7.2 on Windows 7 64-bit
have you seen looked at the example in \PDFCreator\COM\Windows Scripting Host\VBScripts Testpage2PDFSendEmail ?
No I have not - when I looked for examples I didn’t see anything having to do with email but obviously missed something. Thanks…
I did look at the vbscript example and attempted to use the sequence shown but that was worse than what I’ve been doing - I couldn’t find a way to turn the email off! There doesn’t seem to be any documented explanation of the various pdfCreator and pdfCreatorOptions settings and how to use them anywhere that I’ve seen. I’ve wasted so much time with this…
feel free to send us your script by email or post it here, we can have a look at it.
All settings have to saved with function cSaveOptions or the changes will have no effect.
Ok, but I’m writing in a different language than you are probably used to, Visual DataFlex. The syntax below will be odd to you, every setting or method is prefaced with “Com” but you will see the familiar usage. I took this sequence directly out of Testpage2PDF.vbs and I always get the email popping up. I tried the disable message, which is commented out, but that made no difference.
The pdf prints ok, but how do I turn off the email?
Set ComUseAutosave of oPDFCreatorOptions to True
Set ComUseAutosaveDirectory of oPDFCreatorOptions to True
Set ComAutosaveDirectory of oPDFCreatorOptions to sPDFPath
Set ComAutosaveFilename of oPDFCreatorOptions to (sFileName+".pdf")
Set ComAutosaveFormat of oPDFCreatorOptions to 0
Set ComCDefaultPrinter of oPDFCreator to “PDFCreator”
Send ComCClearCache of oPDFCreator
//Set ComDisableEmail of oPDFCreatorOptions to True
Get ComCOptions of oPDFCreator to vPDFCreatorOptions
Send ComCSaveOptions of oPDFCreator vPDFCreatorOptions ""
One oddity I noticed is that every time I print SendEmailAfterAutoSaving is set to 1 even though I haven’t set it. At first I thought that was what was causing the email dialog to popup but I tried setting that to false without any difference.