I am designing an Access Database that combines a number of PDF documents and adds a set of bookmarks to various locations in the document , and also to a number of files and / or folder external to the PDF document. Currently I using VBA to open the PDF object and create the set of bookmarks, which for the most part work fine, however the are some issues: some of the linked JPG or other graphic files open in a browser (not the associated graphics program) or not at all (The cause is not a file association issue). Oddly, the resulting PDF will work correctly with some PDF readers and/or versions of Acrobat. but not in others.
I have included some of the code below which should explain what I am doing:-
Set gApp = CreateObject("AcroExch.App")
Set gPDDoc = CreateObject("AcroExch.PDDoc")
If gPDDoc.Open(sTargetPDFPath) Then
Set jso = gPDDoc.GetJSObject
Set BMR = jso.BookMarkRoot
BMR.createChild "My DOCUMENTS", "", 0
BMR.createChild "SUB HEADING 1", "", 1
Then I iterate though some DB records to retrieve file paths and create the Java script App.LaunchURL call which is added to the bookmark
sPath = RSLvl!ExhibitBMPath '(Get file/folder Path from DB)
sBMName = RSLvl![Bmk_Name] '(Get Bookmark Text to display)
bmcChldLv2.createChild sBMName, "app.launchURL('" & sPath & "', true)", PositionIndex '(Create and insert the Bookmark)
What I would like to do instead of using the app.launchURL code option (which I believe is the likely cause of the intermittent issues I am having) is to use the 'Execute a Menu Item' > 'Open File' and/or 'Execute a Menu Item' > 'Open Folder' (naturally providing the path to the relevant file/folder.) which are options available when you are manually creating bookmarks in Acrobat.
(All bookmark create manually with the Execute Menu Item option (open file / Open Folder) to the same file/folder paths inserted by the database work as expected.)
I have googled for days and days, read an re-read the SDK and numerous other on-line publications and bits and pieces, which was all helpful and helped me with what I already have, but for the life of me I can not workout how to build the bookmark to Execute a Menu Item (rather than App.LaunchURL)
An assistance or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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