Lively discussions on the graphic arts and publishing — in print or on the web

Go Back   Desktop Publishing Forum > General Discussions > Print Design

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-05-2006, 01:54 PM   #11
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 7

Actually Roaryg,

I think I found it...

this.print({bUI: false, nStart: 0, nEnd: 1});
Maureen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2006, 02:04 PM   #12
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 7


Now I have to take this same file and burn it to a CD-Rom. I want the PDF to open in full view once the CD-Rom is inserted into the computer. I will need some sort of "AutoStart" to make this happen.

Have you ever done this?

Maureen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2006, 05:03 AM   #13
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 176

Glad you got it working! 0=1, 1=2, etc. is correct. Don't know too much about autostarts. If I remember correctly there has to be a .inf file in the root of the cd for Windows to autostart it. This file contains a command to start up Acrobat Reader and open your file. I don't know whether you need special authoring software to do that or whether you can make your own little script. "cd authoring autostart" might be a good search to start with. Let me know if you figure it out, I'm always curious.
roaryg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2006, 08:51 PM   #14
Steve Rindsberg
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 6,989

At its simplest, you just need an AutoRun.INF file in the root of the CD.

I use one like so:

open=launch open readme.htm

This tells Windows:
Run the program called LAUNCH.EXE in the current CD directory
Open the file readme.htm in the default application for htm files

This depends on there also being another handy little program on the cd, launch.exe ... have a look here for more info and a link. It's free.


Bear in mind that ...

- AutoRun won't work on Macs

- It may not work on PCs, which can be set not to auto run from CD (you'll want to supply printed instrux ... "If this CD doesn't start automatically when you insert it, open it in My Computer and blah de blah de bloop de blah"

- Auto running a PDF won't work if the user doesnt' already have Acrobat or Reader installed.

Steve Rindsberg
and stuff
Steve Rindsberg is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How Does Acrobat Print? RJ Emery General Publishing Topics 5 01-10-2006 03:07 PM
Acrobat RDR 5.1 No print dthomsen8 Print Production & Automation 14 12-15-2005 06:34 PM
Cute online button maker ktinkel Web Design 2 05-25-2005 05:47 PM
Acrobat 4.0 and Mac OS 9.2 Adrian Print Production & Automation 6 03-24-2005 12:32 AM

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:22 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Contents copyright 2004–2018 Desktop Publishing Forum and its members.