How to Convert to PDF Through PDF OCX in VB6

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How to Convert to PDF Through PDF OCX in VB6
PDF OCX can convert about a dozen different file formats to PDFs. (computer monitor iso right image by patrimonio designs from Fotolia.com)

PDF OCX is a Visual Basic 6 add-on that allows you to easily convert documents in many file formats to PDF files. Made by Skysof Software, PDF OCX presents a simple interface in which the click of a button will run the commands automatically. Converting a PDF through PDF OCX is simply a matter of installing the program properly.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Visual Basic 6
  • PDF OCX

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Download and run the PDF OCX installer if you have not already (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Open Visual Basic 6.

  3. 3

    Right-click on the toolbox (vertical bar of buttons), and select "Add/Remove Items."

  4. 4

    Select PDF OCX. By default it is installed in this folder: C:\Program Files\SkySof Software Inc.

  5. 5

    Click the appropriate button from the box that pops up. You can convert to PDF from Excel, Word, text, an image, and many more.

  6. 6

    Select the document you wish to convert, and click "Open." PDF OCX will create the PDF and save it in the same folder as the original.

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