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Do I have to install acrobat pro at the customer's computer

New Here ,
Aug 24, 2018 Aug 24, 2018

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Hi,

I made a software which provide exporting the pdf file to html page

Am using Delphi programming language to do that with this code:

{$R *.dfm}

{$TYPEDADDRESS OFF}

var

  objAcroApp: AcroApp;

  objAcroAVDoc: AcroAVDoc;

  objAcroPDDoc: AcroPDDoc;

  objJSO: Variant;

  boResult: Boolean;

procedure TForm1.Button2Click(Sender: TObject);

var

  workPath : string;

begin

  workPath:= 'c:\temp\';

  objAcroApp := CreateOleObject('AcroExch.App');

  objAcroAVDoc := CreateOleObject('AcroExch.AVDoc');

  boResult := objAcroAVDoc.Open(workPath + 'test.pdf', '');

  objAcroPDDoc := objAcroAVDoc.GetPDDoc;

  objJSO := objAcroPDDoc.GetJSObject;

  boResult := objJSO.SaveAs(workPath + 'test.html', 'com.adobe.acrobat.html');

  boResult := objAcroAVDoc.Close(true);

  boResult := objAcroApp.Exit;

  objJSO := Unassigned;

  objAcroPDDoc := Unassigned;

  objAcroAVDoc := Unassigned;

  objAcroApp := Unassigned;

end;

After installing the acrobat DC standard / pro at my pc the application is working fin.

But my question is : when I move the application to the customer's pc,

Do I have to install (the acrobat DC standard / pro) for them?

If I don't want to install (the acrobat DC standard / pro) what I have to do?

Thanks a lot for help.

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Adobe Employee , Aug 24, 2018 Aug 24, 2018

Yes, since this code uses Acrobat – then Acrobat needs to be installed on all computers that use this code.

If you don’t want to install Acrobat on their machines, then you need to find a completely new method for PDF->HTML.

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 24, 2018 Aug 24, 2018

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Yes, since this code uses Acrobat – then Acrobat needs to be installed on all computers that use this code.

If you don’t want to install Acrobat on their machines, then you need to find a completely new method for PDF->HTML.

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New Here ,
Aug 24, 2018 Aug 24, 2018

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lrosenth Thanks for reply.

But do you mean I have to buy Acrobat DC for each customer?

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 24, 2018 Aug 24, 2018

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Yes, you need to buy a copy for each person that will be running your software. How else did you think it would work? You are programming Acrobat – which means you need Acrobat to run it.

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Aug 25, 2018 Aug 25, 2018

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Would you expect to use things from the Windows SDK if you didn't pay for Windows? Perhaps it will help to think this way: the Acrobat SDK exists for one reason: to sell more copies of Acrobat. It is a programmer tool, but equally important it is a marketing tool.

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If I don't want to install (the acrobat DC standard / pro) what I have to do?

Develop an application that can do it without the Acrobat API. There are plenty of low- and high-level PDF libraries out there that you can use to get started. Feel free to use any of them for this task, but it's not going to be a simple one...

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