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  • #9324

    admin
    Keymaster

    I tried on another system and PDF and TXT files worked. It appears that it could be a ‘printto’ or ‘print’ verb problem within the file association.

    You can check in Windows Explorer, click Tools, Folder Options, File Type. Select PDF. Click Advanced.

    do you have a listing for ‘printto’ and ‘print’ verbs for Adobe PDF? What is listed there?

    #9325

    norman
    Member

    Confirm open after download:
    Always show extension:
    Browse in same window:

    print: “E:AcrobatReaderAcroRd32.exe” /p “%1”
    Use DDE:
    DDE Message:
    Application: AcroRd32
    Topic: System

    printto: “E:AcrobatReaderAcroRd32.exe” /t “%1” “%2” “%3” “%4”
    Use DDE:
    DDE Message:
    Application: AcroRd32
    DDE Application Not Running:
    Topic: System

    #9323

    admin
    Keymaster

    @norman wrote:

    Confirm open after download:
    Always show extension:
    Browse in same window:

    print: “E:AcrobatReaderAcroRd32.exe” /p “%1”
    Use DDE:
    DDE Message:
    Application: AcroRd32
    Topic: System

    printto: “E:AcrobatReaderAcroRd32.exe” /t “%1” “%2” “%3” “%4”
    Use DDE:
    DDE Message:
    Application: AcroRd32
    DDE Application Not Running:
    Topic: System

    try adding /h switch to print option,
    print: “E:AcrobatReaderAcroRd32.exe” /p “%1”

    to

    print: “E:AcrobatReaderAcroRd32.exe” /p /h “%1”

    also, verify your WinFax PRO printer driver PORT name. What is listed as the PORT for the WinFax PRO printer properties?

    #9340

    norman
    Member

    Adding /h makes no difference.
    WinFax PRO printer driver PORT name: FaxModem
    WinFax (Photo Quality) PORT name: FaxModem (Photo Quality)

    #9341

    admin
    Keymaster

    What version of Adobe are you using? 9.0? Have you tried reinstalling Adobe Reader?

    go to a Windows Command Prompt (Start, Run, type CMD)

    at a command prompt, type:

    assoc .pdf

    you should see:

    .pdf=AcroExch.Document

    then, type

    ftype AcroExch.Document

    you should see:

    AcroExch.Document=

    also check “open” verb, using 9.4.7 Adobe Reader and the “printto” and “print” verbs were not there. Only “open” was listed.
    example:
    Action: Open
    Application Used to perform action: “C:Program FilesAdobeReader 9.0ReaderAcroRd32.exe” “%1”
    use DDE enabled,
    DDE Message: Blank
    Topic : System
    Application: AcroRd32
    DDE Application Not Running : Blank

    try installing 9.4.7 (Latest)

    #9342

    norman
    Member

    I upgraded from version 9.0.0 to 9.2.0
    assoc.pdf gives .pdf=AcroExch.Document
    ftype AcroExch.Document gives AcroExch.Document=”E:AcrobatReaderAcroRd32.exe” “%1”
    Dropping a pdf link onto the Drag and Drop Depot icon launches the WinFax send screen but only my cover page is displayed, not the pdf file; in other words, no change since using version 9.0.0.

    #9343

    norman
    Member

    I saw your addendum after posting the above reply.
    I installed version 9.4.7. The ‘open’ verb is the only one there, ‘print’ and ‘printto’ are absent.
    The entries under ‘open’ are exactly as you describe (except that the path under “Application Used…” points to my AcroRd32 directory).
    The Drag and Drop Depot behaves as before the update.

    #9344

    admin
    Keymaster

    @norman wrote:

    I saw your addendum after posting the above reply.
    I installed version 9.4.7. The ‘open’ verb is the only one there, ‘print’ and ‘printto’ are absent.
    The entries under ‘open’ are exactly as you describe (except that the path under “Application Used…” points to my AcroRd32 directory).
    The Drag and Drop Depot behaves as before the update.

    I am at a loss why this would continue to occur. As a test, you can try setting WinFax PRO printer as the default, and try the drag and drop with a PDF file again. Does it convert the PDF file?

    If you right-click the PDF file then click “Print” , (with WinFax PRO printer as the default printer) does it open the WinFax PRO Send Screen with the PDF converted to fax , or a Printer dialog box?

    #9345

    norman
    Member

    No and yes, in that order: with the WinFax Pro printer as default, drag and drop of a pdf file DOES NOT convert the file, but right-click > print does open the WinFax Send Screen with the pdf file converted to fax.

    #9346

    admin
    Keymaster

    do you have Microsoft Word and/or Excel installed on this system? If so, does dragging and dropping a .doc or .xls file correctly convert these files to WinFax fax format?

    The fact that it does work for .tiff images indicates the drag and drop feature does work.

    Does Notepad not attach files? what open, print and printto actions are listed for .txt files?

    #9347

    norman
    Member

    I do not have MS Word or Excel installed; I use MS viewers and third party software to open .doc and .xls files.
    txt: I don’t know what you mean by “Does Notepad not attach files?”. Perhaps you will find the answer in my post of Jan 3, 5:01pm.
    When I associate Notepad with .txt files, double-clicking on a .txt file opens it in Notepad, and
    open shows notepad.exe %1
    print shows notepad.exe /p “%1”
    printto is absent.

    #9348

    admin
    Keymaster

    @norman wrote:

    I do not have MS Word or Excel installed; I use MS viewers and third party software to open .doc and .xls files.
    txt: I don’t know what you mean by “Does Notepad not attach files?”. Perhaps you will find the answer in my post of Jan 3, 5:01pm.
    When I associate Notepad with .txt files, double-clicking on a .txt file opens it in Notepad, and
    open shows notepad.exe %1
    print shows notepad.exe /p “%1”
    printto is absent.

    printto for notepad should be:

    %SystemRoot%system32notepad.exe /pt “%1” “%2” “%3” “%4”

    #9349

    norman
    Member

    adding printto as C:WINDOWSsystem32notepad.exe /pt “%1” “%2” “%3” “%4” makes no difference

    #9350

    admin
    Keymaster

    @norman wrote:

    adding printto as C:WINDOWSsystem32notepad.exe /pt “%1” “%2” “%3” “%4” makes no difference

    at a command prompt if you type

    notepad /pt “filename.txt” “WinFax”

    (where “filename.txt” is a valid path/filename to a text file.)

    does it start notepad and winfax, and print the document to WInFax Printer?

    notepad requires the “printto” verb to work, however, Adobe seems to work without it (using the Open verb)

    alternatively, you can try:

    right click text or Adobe file, select “Send to…” then select “WinFax”.

    this is the same as drag and drop.

    #9351

    norman
    Member

    C:> notepad /pt “filename.txt” “WinFax”: WinFax Send screen opens WITH filename.txt displayed
    right click text file, select “Send to…” then select “WinFax”: WinFax Send screen opens WITH filename.txt displayed
    right click Adobe file, select “Send to…” then select “WinFax”: WinFax Send screen opens WITHOUT filename.pdf displayed

    filename.txt icon dropped on Drag and Drop Depot icon: WinFax Send screen opens WITHOUT filename.txt displayed
    filename.pdf icon dropped on Drag and Drop Depot icon: WinFax Send screen opens WITHOUT filename.pdf displayed

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