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Topic: acrobat search file in folder
Posted By: lieschen89
Subject: acrobat search file in folder
Date Posted: 29 Oct 2012 at 7:16pm

I get a file name form my PDF form and I have to search this file in particular folders and
open it.

I have read that in Javascript this isn't possible (or shouldn't be done) so I thought of a
VB-script, which I call from my Javascript-function of the PDF.

I have found something like this:

app.doScript(myVBScript, ScriptLanguage.visualBasic);

but I think this isn't for Acrobat.

Another thing I found is the Acrobat Interapplication Communication.
But I don't know if this is the right approach to that what I am searching. I looked over it
and I think this is for calling Javascript out of a VB-Application. I need it the other way round.

can anybody help me?

(I am using Acrobat X)

Posted By: aandi
Date Posted: 29 Oct 2012 at 10:41pm
You cannot run external programs or scripts from Acrobat. To work with VBScript you'd have to initiate the process from outside.

Posted By: lieschen89
Date Posted: 30 Oct 2012 at 6:41am
the user starts the search by clicking a button in the pdf and from the pdf javascript code comes
also the filename. So I have no idea how to initate the process from outside.

Has anyone an idea, how I can do this.

And I can't search for the file with javascript?

Posted By: lieschen89
Date Posted: 30 Oct 2012 at 6:53am
I think I will add the files as attachement to my pdf, this would be the easiest way.

Posted By: aandi
Date Posted: 30 Oct 2012 at 7:40am
JavaScript has no access to the filing system. Except that it can open a PDF file if you know it is there. You cannot even know whether the open succeeded or failed in the general case.

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