I have never worked with flashPaper. I need to be able to
show a pdf in my browser-window without depending on theADOBE
pdf-reader and moreover the clientsettings of the browser in
relation to the pdf-reader.
I was hoping to view the pdf in a flash-movie embedded in my
html-page but I have just learned that this is inpossibe.
Another solution is converting the PDF's to FlashPaper and
show this in the flashmovie.
The question is, can the conversion be automated. Suppose I
screen a folder every 20 seconds for pdf-files. If there is one or
more files availble than make a copy of it in swf. Is this
Yes. If you run the FlashPaper.exe file with the file to
convert and specify the output file name with a -o flag, you can do
it via the command line. What this does is launch Acrobat Reader,
load the file, and print to SWF. It isn't elegant, but it works.
FlashPaper.exe MyFile.pdf -o MyFile.swf
The problem with simply sticking this into a loop is that the
command returns immediately, even though the conversion hasn't
completed yet. Since Acrobat Reader is actually doing the
conversion, you have to wait until the PDF file exists before you
process the next file.
Here is a Perl script a co-worker found that basically does
this for a folder, recursively. Move the source and output files
elsewhere and pop the whole thing into another loop and it should
go indefinitely. It is pretty simple, and should be easy to convert
into the scripting language of your choice.
This script is provided as-is, with no guarantee that it will
be appropriate for your use.