1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 4, 2004 2:53 PM by (Forrest_F)

    How do you supress printing messages PDF Writer?

      We are having issues with the PDF Writer displaying a progress dialog box when reports are send to the PDF Printer. When there is no data in the report (this happens due to lots of reports running for a customer and we don't know if there is no data without actually running the report cause the SQL is imbedded) the progress dialog stays up and makes the user think that something is happening, however nothing is.

      My question is that isn't there a way to supress messages or prompts from being shown? Does anyone know how to stop this within the registry?

      Thanks!!!
        • 1. Re: How do you supress printing messages PDF Writer?
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          Maybe this helps?

          Acrobat PDFWriter 4.0 or Later in Windows 2000
          To edit the registry information for Acrobat PDFWriter 4.0 or later in Windows 2000:

          Disclaimer: The Windows registry contains information critical to your computer and applications. Adobe does not provide support for problems that arise from improperly modifying the registry and recommends that you have experience editing system files before doing so. Make sure to back up the registry before editing it. For more information on the Windows Registry Editor, refer to your Windows User Guide or contact Microsoft Technical Support.

          1. Restart Windows, and log in as Administrator.
          2. Exit from all applications.
          3. Choose Start > Run.
          4. Type "regedit" in the Open text box, and click OK.
          5. Choose Registry > Export Registry File, specify a location and name for a backup registry file in the Export Registry File dialog box, and then click Save.
          6. Open to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat PDFWriter key (i.e., folder).
          7. Right-click the Acrobat PDFWriter Key, and choose New > String Value from the pop-up menu.
          8. Type "PDFFileName" for the new value.
          9. Right-click the newly created string value PDFFileName, and choose Modify from the pop-up menu.
          10. Type the name of the PDF file you want automatically generated in the Value Data field, followed by an asterisk, and then press Enter. For example, type "Mypdf.pdf*." If you want to save the PDF files to a specified location, type the path to that location, followed by an asterisk. For example, type "C:\MyPDFFiles\Mypdf.pdf*."

          Note: If an asterisk is not added to the end of the file name, Acrobat PDFWriter will delete the string value after using it.

          11. Right-click the Acrobat PDFWriter Key, and choose New > String Value from the pop-up menu.
          12. Type "bDocInfo" for the new value.
          13. Right-click the newly created string value PDFFileName, and choose Modify from the pop-up menu.
          14. Type "0" (zero) in the Value Data field, and then press Enter.
          15. Exit from the Registry Editor. (Your changes will be saved automatically.)

          Acrobat PDFWriter 4.0 or Later in Windows NT 4.0
          To edit the registry information for Acrobat PDFWriter 4.0 or later in Windows NT:

          Disclaimer: The Windows registry contains information critical to your computer and applications. Adobe does not provide support for problems that arise from improperly modifying the registry and recommends that you have experience editing system files before doing so. Make sure to back up the registry before editing it. For more information on the Windows Registry Editor, refer to your Windows User Guide or contact Microsoft Technical Support.

          1. Restart Windows and log in as Administrator.
          2. Exit from all applications.
          3. Choose Start > Run.
          4. Type "regedit" in the Open text box and click OK.
          5. Choose Registry > Export Registry File, specify a location and name for a backup registry file in the Export Registry File dialog box, and then click Save.
          6. Open to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat PDFWriter key (i.e., folder).
          7. Right-click the Acrobat PDFWriter Key and choose New > String Value from the pop-up menu.
          8. Type "PDFFileName" for the new value.
          9. Right-click the newly created string value PDFFileName, and choose Modify from the pop-up menu.
          10. Type the name of the PDF file you want automatically generated in the Value Data field, followed by an asterisk, and then press Enter. For example, type "Mypdf.pdf*." If you want to save the PDF files to a specified location, type the path to that location, followed by an asterisk. For example, type "C:\MyPDFFiles\Mypdf.pdf*."

          Note: If an asterisk is not added to the end of the file name, Acrobat PDFWriter will delete the string value after using it.

          11. Right-click the Acrobat PDFWriter Key, and choose New > String Value from the pop-up menu.
          12. Type "bDocInfo" for the new value.
          13. Right-click the newly created string value bDocInfo and choose Modify from the pop-up menu.
          14. Type "0" (zero) in the Value Data field, and then press Enter.
          15. Exit from the Registry Editor. (Your changes will be saved automatically.)

          Please note that you can specify only one default name and location when you edit the preferences file --- all PDF files you create will be saved with the same name and to the same location. After you create each PDF file, either rename it or move it to a different location. Otherwise, each new PDF file you create will replace (overwrite) an older file.

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