Monday, March 12, 2012

Acrobat -- Extract Chapters by Bookmarks

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This script will extract all the chapters from a PDF file based on the bookmarks structure. The names of the created files are based on the names of the bookmarks.

New feature: This script will now preserve the bookmark structure of each new chapter created. (Note: the bookmarks themselves will only work if they point to a Named Destination)
Due to a bug in Acrobat XI, this feature had to be disabled...

A free demo version of this script is available here.
This version will only extract the first chapter. Purchase the full version and be able to extract them all!

For example... Let's say we have a file with several chapters in it that we wish to extract:

We open it in Acrobat, and run the script from the Tools menu on the right:

Within seconds, the chapters are extracted:

And are saved in the same folder as the original:

You can see that the extracted files still contain the original bookmarks associated with it:

For more information about this tool you can contact me directly.