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I want to watch a folder that may receive Word or PDF files, print them, and delete the files.

I don't know how to do this without dialogs popping up.

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Which operating system? – Peter Eisentraut Jan 2 '11 at 17:44
    
See edit. Thanks! – Caveatrob Jan 2 '11 at 17:48

I think you'd have to write a program that would watch the directory and invoke Word or a PDF library/viewer as appropriate. This really isn't built in functionality within the OS.

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