Silent pdf printing

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Silent pdf printing

Postby wuschelweich » Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:15 pm

Dear Bullzip team,

i am using a vba script to batch convert files to pdf with bullzip. Unfortunately during the process bullzip opens and closes the respective programs on my desktop to convert the files and I cant do anything on my pc until all the files have been finished - sometimes I have to sit and wait several minutes. Is there a setting/trigger I can use to keep the conversion process in the background? Something like: .SetValue "Mode", silent ?!

Thank you very much in advance,
Andreas Michel
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Re: Silent pdf printing

Postby admin » Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:25 pm

I assume you are using the PrintFile method on the Utility class.

That function uses the operating system PrintTo verb to print the document files. This means that it will use the program specified in the registry under the printto command. If it is a Word document it will launch MS Word and have that print the file to the specified printer. We cannot control how Word has registered itself in the registry and we cannot control if it displays itself or not.

One possible workaround could be to use MS Word automation to print document files. That way you can control if the program is displayed or not :-)
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