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Has anyone actually used eXpertPDFEditor activeX with VFP

Has anyone actually used eXpertPDFEditor activeX with VFP

(OP)
I'm looking for a pdf editor to allow users to 'mark-up' acrobat files within a VFP application.

I'm looking at eXpertPDF from visagesoft and while it is slow and clumsy, it looks like it might work.

I'm getting errors trying to use the ActiveX component in a VFP form, it throws a access violation error
when I run or modify the form and doesn't show the PDF, but does indicate the number of pages on the status line.

I have emailed Visagesoft, but no reply today, has anyone else had any success?

Regards

Griff
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RE: Has anyone actually used eXpertPDFEditor activeX with VFP

i tried it a while ago and was unimpressed...

... managed to get it working but when i pushed for advice and examples their support eventually told me it's a vector drawing tool... not a text editing/word processing tool; so it was nothing you'd want to expose to users.

That said it did display PDFs accurately and i remember being able to add bookmarks. IIRC selecting text and the use of the .viewertool property was a bit flakey .

Don't have the control installed anymore but the .init from the form it used to be embedded in simply has

this.olecontrol1.object.Load(m.tcfilename,"")
this.olecontrol1.obJECT.ViewerTool = 259
this.olecontrol1.zoom = 75

see also here

"access violation" sounds like something else already has the file open?

hth

nigel

RE: Has anyone actually used eXpertPDFEditor activeX with VFP

(OP)
I think the access violation is more of a memory thing - as it happens before I try to open any file and when
I try and modify the form the control is on.

But thank you very much.

Regards

Griff
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