I am interested in automating a process that involves using Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill a form. This process involves the user doing the following steps:
I would like to automate this process from the application in the following way:
I am working with C# under Windows and I have the following questions:
Thank you for taking your time to read.
1 – for this particular use, no you do not.
2 – You can’t use COM to communicate with Reader, it has no COM APIs. The APIs are quite limited from C# with Reader. For your needs, however, the only thing you need to do with Reader is a ShellExec() on the PDF to have it open. I would use file system watchers to detect change.
3 – Yes, given how little you are doing.
Thank you for answering all of my questions. The information is very helpful.
The difficult parts in your approach are knowing when the user is done (save multiple times) and getting the result (save elsewhere or with a different name). Regarding the "is done" part, I thought about handling the Reader process exit. This does not work if the user has multiple documents opened and just closes one tab.
In case any of these two parts can be improved by using other languages, such as C/C++ (better API), please let me know. I was thinking about opening the document in a separate instance without tabs or controlling the save process from within the application (overwrite the file or retrieve the new file path).
You can certainly write a plugin (in C/C++) for Adobe Reader that will give you much more control and information. However, that will require that you purchase Adobe Acrobat Pro for doing the development, as well as obtaining a Reader Integration Key from Adobe.
I am trying to save pdf file from IE in adobe reader programmatically.The PDF file is having content and comments,now I want to download this file from the IE browser.How can I save this file on the local machine.
Please let me know if anyone have any comment/solutions.
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