Automating PDF with QTP just got easier!

There are many ways in which pdfs can be automated , since it's been some time that I automated pdf related stuff; I found some new ways that are easier:

Apart from the older methods like:

For Adobe Reader:

Set rdrObj= createobject("AcroPDF.PDF")



Set rdrObj= Nothing
Note: This approach is good but has few options and can only be used for purposes like printing contents of the pdf file.

For Adobe Acrobat:

Set acrObj = CreateObject( "AcroExch.PDDoc" )

If acrObj .Open( FileName ) Then
       PagesinPdf = acrObj .GetNumPages()
       Set acrObj = Nothing
       PagesinPdf = -1
End If

  • Set acrObj = CreateObject("AFormAut.App")--to manipulate from pdf forms
  • Set acrObj = CreateObject("AcroExch.App")--creating acrobat application object
  • Set acrObj = CreateObject("AcroExch.AVDoc")--one avdoc object per displayed document.
The best method would be:

APTT - Adobe Pdf Test Toolkit

Like any other objects that are added in your Object repository, you would wish that there was a plug-in for adobe too. Here is the solution to that
  1. Download ADOBE APTT plugin.
  2. If you install ADOBE APTT plugin, QTP starts identifying the objects in PDF like any other object.
  3. This can be downloaded from:

If the purpose is just storing all text in a variable simple and dirty solutions is :

You can open the PDF file do (Ctrl + a -> Ctrl + c ) or use getvisibletext
And get the contents from mercury.clipboard and store it in a variable.


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