PDF Writer - Trouble Shoot COM API
This a short list of common problems and solutions related to the COM API.
Runtime Error 429: ActiveX Component Can't Create Object
A typical error is runtime error 429. It simply means that the COM object
that you are trying to use is not registered correctly.
There can be a multitude of reasons for this error.
Trying to use a 32-bit object from a 64-bit process.
Assuming that the installation of the COM API was correct then this error
can be caused by wrong bitness of your process. Some COM objects only
support execution in 32-bit processes and you will receive a runtime error
429 if you try to instantiate them from a 64-bit process.
The older COM API with prog id bioPDF.PDFPrinterSettings only supports
32-bit processes because it is a native 32-bit component.
Using this API from a VB Script on a 64-bit operating system will
produce an error 429 unless you specifically run it with the 32-bit
scripting engine. By default, the Windows operating system will execute
your VB script in 64-bit mode unless you tell it otherwise.
You can force 32-bit execution of your script by calling the 32-bit
version of cscript.exe or wscript.exe. These interpreters are typically
located in the C:\Windows\SysWOW64 folder. Using the following command
line will run a script in 32-bit mode on a 64-bit operating system.
As an alternative, you can use the newer COM API with prog id
bioPDF.PdfSettings. This object can be created from both 32 and 64-bit
processes. The interface of that object is very similar to that of the