Hi, I've been trying to detect "Acrobat Control for ActiveX" activex component but am running into difficulty. As far as I know, the only way to detect the presence of this control is to instantiate it using vbscipt with something like CreateObject("pdf.pdfctrl.1"). But the problem I have is that the control launches a "splash graphic of Acrobat". I don't know how to instantiate the control without this graphic appearing!! Any help would be awesome..thanks. p.s. pdf.pdfctrl.1 is the ProgID for "Acrobat Control for ActiveX". If anyone knows of a different activex control which can be instantiated in Internet Explorer for Acrobat Reader...please let me know.