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Client side - silent print of PDF

mikael vivier

Joined: Oct 11, 2011
Posts: 2
Hey everyone, I need some help here !

So I want to print with no user interaction some PDF on the client browser.
For this, I use a servlet and an iframe in my JSP, this way the PDF file is not open :

The servlet :

The JSP code :

It's working pretty fine except it is not completely a silent print since there is a confirmation message from Adobe reader : http://www.freeimagehosting.net/acea3

So my question is what can I do for prevent this message to show up and print the PDF automatically ?
Tim Moores

Joined: Sep 21, 2011
Posts: 2408
That's not possible, and that's a good thing: imagine the security implications if any random web app could start printing documents on the client side without an user interaction!
mikael vivier

Joined: Oct 11, 2011
Posts: 2
Yeah I understand but I imagine there were some trick in Adobe Reader to accept this print request at each times, without users interactions (I can configure all the users PC) ?
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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