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    Hey All
    In anticipation of V5, I am getting pressured into getting A5 to email forms. We have Acrobat distiller which is great to print to, but am trying to automate this a little further.

    When printing to Distiller, it prompts for a file name. Is there anyway to use sys_send_keys to fill in that prompt? I would like to use data on the form as the file name, but so far the send_keys doesn't send. If I skip the print prompt, it gives a temp file name which would be confusing to attach to an email. Anyone tried something like this before?

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    RE: File Name and PDF


    I haven't tried this, but set the printer port of the Adobe Acrobat Distiller from to any standard file name (full name spec) of your choosing. It should then always print to this file. Then copy/rename/move it with A5 to whatever filename you want.


    Ira J. Perlow
    Computer Systems Design & Associates
    [email protected]

    Ira J. Perlow
    Computer Systems Design

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      RE: File Name and PDF

      Thanks Ira. I think that just may do it. I'll play around with that idea. Sounds very workable.



      • #4
        RE: File Name and PDF


        I do a similar thing. I have an app running in 3 different offices, the
        data in each office is different because each office gets input from
        their particular locale. Since it is imperative to keep all three apps
        up to date, I use the following technique. It works great if you have
        the same mailing list each time. First I zip the local data and place
        the zip file in the same place each week, then use "mailsend" (it's
        downloadable) to send it to the predefined mail list. All of this from
        a button in my app. The other 2 machines are advised that there is an
        update available and by pressing a button from within the app, POOF,
        the up date is received, unzipped, and appended. Then machine #2 does
        the same thing, etc ...n.
        It's just a combination of batch files and sys_send_keys.