I need to print sequence of static PDF files with out opening it in Adobe Reader.
Is there any way to create a application which will print the PDf file with out opening it in Adobe Reader.
Thanks for taking time to respond, but all those examples are based on having the PDF displayed in the browser. I need the ability to just have a button on the page that says "print" and the user cannot see the document. The print button will kick off via AS3 (or some other means) a request to the server for the PDF contents (streamed back) and the script then formats it in some way to be able to print it. Again, all without the user even seeing the document contents or having direct access to the PDF.
If this is an application, and I hope it is because you can't do it otherwise, you're going to need some external help from a 3rd party app.
A couple routes to consider is a command-line PDF printing utility that you can invoke. Developing that command line utility yourself shouldn't be too hard in c# or whatever other language you may be familiar with as well. Another route is using an existing AS3 library that can read PDFs like purepdf to render the contents of a PDF and offer up the results to the PrintJob class. The latter route may sound like the obvious choice but not all PDFs will be perfectly supported. It's up to you to give them a try and see how clean your PDFs print.
Thank you. I understand we cannot forcable print, and that is not desired. We want to allow the user to initiate a print without seeing the PDF. Nothing nefarious, just a seudo-security feature. So, this will not be an an application.
I will look into the StageWebViews and purepdf solutions you suggest.
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