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    Resolved [RESOLVED] Is it possible for application to know you've printed a PDF?

    We have a web application written in C#/VS2010. There is a page containing a link to a PDF document and a checkbox that you've printed this document. When you click the link, the PDF opens and from there you print it. So that's no longer the application that's running, it's Acrobat. Can the application know that the user has hit the print button in Acrobat so that when the browser window that's displaying the document closes, the checkbox can be automatically checked? And of course I have to differentiate between when the user has printed the doc vs. he's merely closed the window without printing. The user does not like having to "manually" indicate they've printed by checking the box themselves. Thanks.
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    Re: Is it possible for application to know you've printed a PDF?

    For a web application, I don't think so.

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    Re: Is it possible for application to know you've printed a PDF?

    Agreed... once the PDF opens on the client, it's on the client... in Acrobat... and the webbrowser doesn't have a way to know what some other app is doing (otherwise that could be a HUUUUGE security risk)


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    Re: Is it possible for application to know you've printed a PDF?

    Didn't think so, just wanted to check, thought it would be cool if I *could* do it. Thanks.
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