I am designing an Access Database that combines a number of PDF documents and then adds a set of bookmarks to various locations locations within the document and also to some external files/folders. Currently I using VBA to open the PDF object and create a set of bookmarks, which for the most part work fine, however the are some issues with windows opening files in a browser, or not at all (It is not a file association issue).
I have included some of the code below which should explain what I am
Set gApp = CreateObject("AcroExch.App")
Set gPDDoc = CreateObject("AcroExch.PDDoc") 'Set gAVDoc = CreateObject("AcroExch.AVDoc")
If gPDDoc.Open(sTargetPDFPath) Then
Set jso = gPDDoc.GetJSObject
Set BMR = jso.BookMarkRoot
BMR.createChild "BRIEF DOCUMENTS", "", 0
BMR.createChild "WITNESSES", "", 1
The next part iterates though some records to retrieve file paths and creates Java script App.LaunchURL call which is added in the bookmark (see following)
sPath = RSLvl!ExhibitBMPath
sBMName = RSLvl![Bmk_Name]
bmcChldLv2.createChild sBMName, "app.launchURL('" & sPath & "', true)", PositionIndex
What I would like to do instead of using the app.launchURL code option (which I believe is the likely cause of the intermittent issues I am having) is use the 'Execute a Menu Item' > 'Open File' and/or 'Execute a Menu Item' > 'Open Folder' (naturally providing the path to the relevant file/folder.
I have googled for days and days, read an re-read the SDK and numerous other publications, which was all helpful and helped me with what I already have, but for the life of me I can not workout how to build the bookmark to Execute a Menu Item.
An assistance or advice would be greatly appreciated.
If you want to use the "Open a File" command (I'm not aware of an "Open a Folder" command), you should ask over at the Acrobat SDK forum.