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From a powerbuilder application we print 5 different doents; 3 of these doents are Word and 2 are from a powerbuilder datawindow. Our aim is to print all the 5 parts into one single pdf doent without any user intervention. Using advice from other forum posts, we are at the point where we have eliminated the file "save as" dialog, and have created a directory for writing the PDFs and created a port that points to that directory. The problem is: 1. The print job opens file in the specified directory with a name ".pdf" 2. Once the file is ...

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    Default convert multiple docs to pdf with powerbuilder application

    From a powerbuilder application we print 5 different doents; 3 of these doents are Word and 2 are from a powerbuilder datawindow. Our aim is to print all the 5 parts into one single pdf doent without any user intervention.

    Using advice from other forum posts, we are at the point where we have eliminated the file "save as" dialog, and have created a directory for writing the PDFs and created a port that points to that directory.

    The problem is:
    1. The print job opens file in the specified directory with a name ".pdf"
    2. Once the file is created Acrobat reader opens the files ".pdf" and doesn't close it.
    3. The next print job tries to write to the same file ".pdf" and a message pops saying "File in use"

    Any help is greatly appreciated!
    Ken.
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    Ken_Moon@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: convert multiple docs to pdf with powerbuilder application

    I'm having a similar issue. I'm trying to print a word doent via PowerBuilder and the save as window continues to come up. How did you get around this?
    RG_Hawkins@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: convert multiple docs to pdf with powerbuilder application

    Ken, perhaps a bit late for your reply but...

    As you are probably aware, the problem your having is because Acrobat opens to display the file, which in turn locks the file and stops PB from writing to file.

    If you change the Adobe PDF printer settings, you can stop Acrobat from displaying the file once created. Go to "Printers and Faxes" open the properties for "Adobe PDF". Click "Printing Preferences..." on the "General" tab, and then uncheck the "View Adobe PDF results" check box on the "Adobe PDF Settings" tab.

    You may also have to play around with the doent spooling settings on the "Advanced" tab of the printer properties.
    Martin_Henning@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: convert multiple docs to pdf with powerbuilder application

    Thanks Martin. We actually figured this out a while ago, but in my absent-mindedness I forgot to post the solution....
    Ken_Moon@adobeforums.com Guest

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