Custom time format using a VBScript macro
This example will show you how to create a custom macro value that can be used
in file names and other PDF settings with support for macros.
The code below shows a VBScript function that returns a string representation of
the current time. We will save the function in a vbs file named
and place it in the
macros folder of the PDF Writer.
You can find the
macros subfolder of the program folder of the PDF writer.
Rem -- Return the current time in HHMMSS format
Dim retv, d
d = Now
retv = Right("00" & Hour(d), 2) & Right("00" & Minute(d), 2) & Right("00" & Second(d), 2)
TimeHHMMSS = retv
All functions in the macro vbs file can be referenced once the macro file is in place.
In case we want to use the new macro in the creation of the PDF output file name
then we can open the options dialog and enter string shown below in the file name input field.
Download Example Files
You can download and run the example yourself. The files needed are available here.
The VBS file must be placed in the
macros sub folder of the PDF writer installation.
You can use the MacroDir setting to change the location of the VBS files if needed.
Example files (zip archive)