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Re: Excel to PDF using Win32::OLE

by JamesNC (Chaplain)
on May 03, 2006 at 01:52 UTC ( #547033=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Excel to PDF using Win32::OLE

I don't think you are doing anything wrong. I think we saw this problem at work. Uninstalling 6.0 is part of the problem/solution I believe. The 7.0 stuff only works with a clean build on our machines(ie. not an upgrade). We were miffed about it and ended up having to use the Acrobat vb object to create a .ps and then distill it on older installs. Maybe wiping the registry of 6.0 and re-installing 7.0? When you run this manually in Excel does it produce a readable PDF?

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Re^2: Excel to PDF using Win32::OLE
by Anonymous Monk on May 03, 2006 at 11:55 UTC

    Thanks for your reply. Yes, when i do manually it converts properly and not getting any error while opening. Only when i do this through perl, i am getting error. Also if i didnt give the path in the Printout method, it saves the pdf file in C:/Program Files/Outlook express. I didnt changed my current directory to that. Why it is happening like that. I think that might be the reason.

      Then the next thing is to duplicate your perl call back in a VB sub and run that sub in the VB debugger. I would also see it Excel never quits properly using your Perl script. We encountered a problem with Win32::OLE after we went to a new service pack on Win2K and we had not changed our Perl where Win32::OLE would not let Excel die. The problem went away again after we migrated to XP. We found a workaround and it looks like voodoo. I will share it with you if you find the same issue, but I would try the manual VB sub thing and also maybe running with $excel->{Visible} = 1; just so I could keep excel alive and have a lookie at the pdf as if I were doing it manually.

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