Adobe® Acrobat® provides support for interapplication communication (IAC) through OLE and DDE on Windows® platforms and through Apple® events and AppleScript on Macintosh® platforms. This support allows programs to control Acrobat and Adobe Reader® in much the same way a user would.
You can also use the IAC support to render a PDF file into any specified window instead of the Acrobat or Reader window. The IAC support methods and events serve as wrappers for some of the core API calls in the Acrobat SDK. In this way, IAC supports enterprise workflows by making it possible to control Acrobat and Reader, display PDF documents in other applications, and manipulate PDF data from other applications.
The IAC support concepts, such as objects and commands universally understood by applications, are described in the documents below.
This document explains the Interapplication Communication (IAC) support concepts, such as objects and commands universally understood by applications.
This document provides a detailed reference of all the calls needed for Apple Events, OLE automation, and DDE interapplication interfaces.