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JPL007
2012-10-29, 10:46 AM
Hi Ken
I tried your code, but it does not seem to work for me.
It does loop indefinitely.
Also the pdfcreator pop-up window, keeps on showing (blocking the automation of the process).
I am trying to do Word conversion to pdf (and cannot upgrade my office to a newer version than 2003, because I am at work).

Any help would be amazing.
thanks a lot
Julien




Sub GeneratePDF(ByVal sDocumentToConvert As String, ByVal sValue As String, ByVal sNewFolder As String)
Dim pdfjob As PDFCreator.clsPDFCreator
Dim p
p = ActivePrinter
WordApp.ActivePrinter = "PDFCreator"

Set pdfjob = CreateObject("PDFCreator.clsPDFCreator")

With pdfjob
.cOption("UseAutosave") = 1
.cOption("UseAutosaveDirectory") = 1
.cOption("AutosaveDirectory") = sNewFolder
.cOption("AutosaveFilename") = sValue
.cOption("AutosaveFormat") = 0 ' 0 = PDF
.cClearCache
End With
'Print the document to PDF
wrdDoc.PrintOut copies:=1
' Wait until the print job has entered the print queue
Do Until pdfjob.cCountOfPrintjobs = 1
DoEvents
Loop
pdfjob.cPrinterStop = False
' Wait until PDF creator is finished then release the objects
Do Until pdfjob.cCountOfPrintjobs = 0
DoEvents
Loop
pdfjob.cClose
Set pdfjob = Nothing
ActivePrinter = p
End Sub

Ken Puls
2012-11-04, 05:43 AM
Hi Julien,

I split this to a new thread for you.

The following code has a modification to the way that PDFCreator checks to seee if the file is complete, as well as a check to kill off PDFCreator if it's already running. (A very common cause of the hangup.) I've also included a test sub to make sure it fires:


Sub test()
Call GeneratePDF(CStr(ActiveDocument.Name), "My PDF.pdf", ActiveDocument.Path & Application.PathSeparator)
End Sub
Sub GeneratePDF(ByVal sDocumentToConvert As String, ByVal sValue As String, ByVal sNewFolder As String)
Dim pdfjob As Object
Dim wrdDoc As Document
Dim p
Dim bRestart As Boolean

'Bind to word documeent
Set wrdDoc = Application.Documents(sDocumentToConvert)

'Toggle printer settings
p = Application.ActivePrinter
Application.ActivePrinter = "PDFCreator"
'Activate error handling and turn off screen updates
On Error GoTo EarlyExit
'Check if PDFCreator is already running and attempt to kill the process if so
Do
bRestart = False
Set pdfjob = CreateObject("PDFCreator.clsPDFCreator")
If pdfjob.cStart("/NoProcessingAtStartup") = False Then
'PDF Creator is already running. Kill the existing process
Shell "taskkill /f /im PDFCreator.exe", vbHide
DoEvents
Set pdfjob = Nothing
bRestart = True
End If
Loop Until bRestart = False
With pdfjob
.cOption("UseAutosave") = 1
.cOption("UseAutosaveDirectory") = 1
.cOption("AutosaveDirectory") = sNewFolder
.cOption("AutosaveFilename") = sValue
.cOption("AutosaveFormat") = 0 ' 0 = PDF
.cClearCache
End With

'Remove any previous versions of the file
On Error Resume Next
Kill sNewFolder & sValue
On Error GoTo EarlyExit

'Print the document to PDF
wrdDoc.PrintOut copies:=1

'Wait until the print job has entered the print queue
Do Until pdfjob.cCountOfPrintjobs = 1
DoEvents
Loop
pdfjob.cPrinterStop = False
'Wait until PDF creator is finished then release the objects
Do
DoEvents
Loop Until Dir(sNewFolder & sValue) = sValue
Cleanup:
'Release objects and terminate PDFCreator
Application.ActivePrinter = p
Set pdfjob = Nothing
Shell "taskkill /f /im PDFCreator.exe", vbHide
On Error GoTo 0
Exit Sub
EarlyExit:
'Inform user of error, and go to cleanup section
MsgBox "There was an error encountered. PDFCreator has" & vbCrLf & _
"has been terminated. Please try again.", _
vbCritical + vbOKOnly, "Error"
Resume Cleanup
End Sub


Please note that I assumed the first variable you passed is the full file name, the second is the output filename (inlcuding .pdf) and the third is the file path (including the trailing \). If you need modifications, please let me know.

Hope it helps,

nabilarubaiya
2013-01-25, 12:03 PM
I also tried, where is the problem?