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Converting Word Documents to PDF for Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0

' 1) Microsoft Word 97 or above should be installed and activated on your PC.
' 2) Universal Document Converter 5.2 or above should be installed, too.
' 3) Open your project in Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0.
' 4) In Visual Basic main menu press "Project->References".
' 5) In the list of references check "Universal Document Converter Type Library".
Private Sub PrintWordToPDF(strFilePath As String)
  Dim objUDC As IUDC
  Dim itfPrinter As IUDCPrinter
  Dim itfProfile As IProfile
  Dim WordApp As Object
  Dim WordDoc As Object
  Set objUDC = New UDC.APIWrapper
  Set itfPrinter = objUDC.Printers("Universal Document Converter")
  Set itfProfile = itfPrinter.Profile
' Use Universal Document Converter API to change settings of converterd document
  itfProfile.PageSetup.ResolutionX = 600
  itfProfile.PageSetup.ResolutionY = 600
  itfProfile.FileFormat.ActualFormat = FMT_PDF
  itfProfile.FileFormat.PDF.ColorSpace = CS_TRUECOLOR
  itfProfile.FileFormat.PDF.Multipage = MM_MULTI
  itfProfile.OutputLocation.Mode = LM_PREDEFINED
  itfProfile.OutputLocation.FolderPath = "C:\Out"
  itfProfile.OutputLocation.FileName = "&[DocName(0)] -- &[Date(0)] -- &[Time(0)].&[ImageType]"
  itfProfile.OutputLocation.OverwriteExistingFile = False
' Run Microsoft Word as COM-server
  On Error Resume Next
  Set WordApp = CreateObject("Word.Application")
' Open document from file
  Err = 0 ' Clear GetLastError() value
  Set WordDoc = WordApp.Documents.Open(strFilePath, , 1)
  If Err = 0 Then
  ' Print all pages of the document
    WordApp.ActivePrinter = "Universal Document Converter"
    Call WordApp.PrintOut(False)
  ' Close the document
    Call WordDoc.Close
    Set WordDoc = Nothing
  End If
' Close Microsoft Word
  Call WordApp.Quit
  Set WordApp = Nothing
End Sub

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