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Can a PDF document call a function from an external dll?

By tienchau2000 ·
Hello, everyone. I have a requirement to call an external function from a library (dll), from within the pdf file. Can some of the software masters out there help me with this subject? I am greatly appreciate for your help. If you know another way of calling a function via another language, please give me an advice.

Thank you in advance.


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by Toivo Talikka In reply to Can a PDF document call a ...

Do you realise that a PDF file is not an executable program? You may have better luck with Word because Microsoft Word supports the programming language Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), which is more than just recording macroes, you can do amazing things with VBA like access databases and build the company's business logic into the Word documents and forms in a big way.

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by tienchau2000 In reply to Hmmm...


My requirement was to taken a previous/existing pdf document and turn it into an inter-active document. Therefore, I have to stay with a pdf file and some how hyperlink it to a function call. I do understand that the pdf file is not an executable. How about I convert the pdf file into an HTML file, and then from within HTML, can I call a function from an external DLL? Your advice, please.


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by Toivo Talikka In reply to Thanks for your recommend ...

If you have an HTML file, it can contain a script in javascript which I believe can do quite a lot. Here is a link to a thread which discusses this option:

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Re: Can a PDF document call a function from an external dll?

by bkdivecha In reply to Can a PDF document call a ...

You can use PDF Form and submit button.

Provide me with the exact situation in which you want PDF to call code from a DLL. I can give you more proper solution.

Visit my site on PDF Documents on the fly ( I have written PDFs using C/C++ without using any 3rd party modules.

Hope it helps you.

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