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How to use ActiveX to make Adobe Reader 9 Save as Text...

I am trying to make a program that you can select a .pdf file and it will open it in Adobe Reader 9 and use the "Save as Text..." feature. I have seen VIs that can open .pdf files, but none that can save them as text files. Does anyone know how to do this?

 

Thanks for any help

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Hi,

 

I am not familiar with the active x calls that are associated with Acrobat, but you can use keyboard keys to save as text. Have a look at this example that uses Labview to control a media player. This can also be applied to Acrobat.

 

http://decibel.ni.com/content/docs/DOC-15310

 

Eric

Eric Liauw
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National Instruments
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I am familiar with the ActiveX controls, but I cannot get the structure set up correctly in order to use the Perform Menu Task method. My guess is that is where the Save as Text... process would be under.

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I am a bit confused with the methods you are trying to call, can you post some sample code for some clarification?

 

Did you give the keyboard method a try?

 

Eric

Eric Liauw
Senior AE Specialist - Automated Test | CLD | CTA
National Instruments
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