I am trying to run a batch sequence in Acrobat X from a button on a form in MS Access.
I am aware that it is not possible to run a batch sequence (action) from the command line - you need to purchase Adobe's partner Evermap's AutoBatch to do this - but is it possible to recreate all of the menu selections etc. using the SDK?
I know that Evermap provides this facility but has anyone else created the code to do this?
It seems like it would be a really useful tool for Adobe to add to Acrobat but then I am not aware of the reasons why they have chosen to leave it out.
1 – Technical. Acrobat was never designed to be run in such an environment, so it will do things that don't sit well (like bringing up alerts, etc.)
2 – Legal. The EULA that you agreed to EXPLICITLY FORBIDS using it on a server.
Okay, but Evermap (the Adobe Solutions Partner) have developed and are selling a plugin that allows people to run batch sequences from the command line.
Why do Adobe allow a plugin that allows enhanced command line options but then not incorporate the option as part of Acrobat as standard?
On the one hand I hear Adobe saying that you cannot run enhanced command line options due to technical and legal issues but then on the other we see Adobe's Soutions Partner selling a plugin to do exactly that.
Can you please unconfuse me?
Well, I'm not speaking for Adobe, but there are two different things here:
* Can you run Acrobat on a server? Answer, technically no. License-wise: probably no.
* Can you run a sequence from the command line? Not with Acrobat, but nothing stops someone writing a plug-in to do this and selling it. Plug-ins are subject to certain terms of their own, but this isn't one of them.
Of course, such a plug-in doesn't change the answer to the first question.