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Access 2010 VBA Merge PDFS

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Category: PDF reDirect
Forum Name: Programming
Forum Discription: VBA and Batch Tools to control PDF reDirect Pro
Printed Date: 30 Jan 23 at 12:53PM

Topic: Access 2010 VBA Merge PDFS
Posted By: Slin
Subject: Access 2010 VBA Merge PDFS
Date Posted: 28 Jul 11 at 6:39PM

I'm getting error code 429 activex component can't create object when trying to run the sample code for merging pdfs in VBA.

I'm using windows 7 ultimate 64bit with office 2010 64bit installed and I have installed pdf redirect pro and the activex compenent v2.5.2 with sample code on teh machine.

Are there any dependencies I am missing or need installed or does this not work with access 2010 64bit yet?

Posted By: Michel_K17
Date Posted: 29 Jul 11 at 1:37AM

   I have Access 2010 - 64bit version on my PC, and it works for me.

   Does the Access example work I have included with the ActiveX work OK as is? Or do you get the 429 error as well?

   I would also check to see that the ActiveX is properly registered. If you familiar with the regsvr32 command, you can try to register the ActiveX manually, and see if that fixes the issue.

   I hope this helps,


Michel Korwin-Szymanowski
EXP Systems LLC

Posted By: Slin
Date Posted: 29 Jul 11 at 10:12AM
The sample/example as is did not work either, there were two errors.

1. I had to include ptrsafe into the private declare functions/subs declarations.
2. When trying to convert to pdf, it went to the error handler of Convert2Pdf sub

Yes I have tried using the regsvr32 command running the command prompt as an administrator and registering C:\Program Files (x86)\PDF reDirect\ActiveX_PDF_Pro_v25002.dll

Posted By: Michel_K17
Date Posted: 01 Aug 11 at 7:28PM
Hi Slin,

   I did some research on the internet, and it seems like I stand corrected, and I probably owe you an apology.

   On the Microsoft web site, I have found the following information: Existing 32-bit ActiveX controls, both third-party and Microsoft-supplied, are not compatible with the 64-bit version of Office 2010.

   So, even though I thought I had the 64 bit version of Office (there was an Office14 folder in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14) it turns out there were just a few files there, and the applications were in the Program Files (x86) folder. Therefore, I have the 32bit version of Office10.

   In summary: there is no immediate solution short of re-writing and re-compiling the ActiveX to a 64bit version. Unfortunately, this will be at least a year away as I work on an improved version of PDF reDirect for now.

   Again, sorry for the confusion.

Michel Korwin-Szymanowski
EXP Systems LLC

Posted By: CharlieSy
Date Posted: 20 Mar 12 at 9:56AM
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