Aceware said:Access 2007, vmware, citrix
I have an application that happily converts access reports to pdf and
them - using adobe or foxit, or whatever is to hand.
Well it's quite happy in my development environment.
In the option settings of the pdf printer I set up the default directory,
tell it to use default directory and file name, don't prompt for file
don't show the converted pdf file - ie just tick box settings to make the
conversion process run quietly.
The problem in my clients environment (citrix, vmware) is that the IT
department is not willing to relax security settings enough for these
preference settings to "stick".
Is there any product that does not go down the route of printing to a pdf
driver - ie something that would give me a good chance of controlling
the converted pdf file would end up while at the same time flying under
radar of the IT department.
The other alternative is to investigate the PDF printing capabilities of
Office 2007 - but I've only converted one application to 2007 so far and
that was an extremely negative experience - I'm believing at this stage
converting for the sake of pdf production will produce more pain than it
Any suggestions very gratefully received
I don't know whether it will work in your client's environment or not, but
Stephen Lebans' ReportToPDF doesn't use a printer driver, and gives fairly
complete control of the process. See this link:
It uses a couple of third-party DLLs, but they don't have to be registered
on the PC, just placed in the application's home folder.