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Thread: System Process?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2004

    Unanswered: System Process?

    I'm printing letters using Adobe Distiller and I need my code to pause until Adobe is done printing. In Access how do I go about looping on a system process?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    One Flump in One Place

    I don't know much (actually - I know nothing) about Distiller however.... If you are automating an exe then you are running out of process code i.e. asynchronous, in it's own thread. As such you are a bit stuck. Looping is no problem since Distiller is merrily running in it's own thread. It is stopping the loop at the right time that is the tricky bit.
    Do you know if Distiller expose a property or (ideally) an event you can test\ trap for the printing completing? If not then I guess you are looking at some API call to read the print status.
    pootle flump
    ur codings are working excelent.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
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    What method are you using to print to distiller? If you're running it from the command line, you can shell the process and wait for the process to die before returning control to access...
    oh yeah... documentation... I have heard of that.

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