Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Reader -- Create Bookmarks Summary


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Another handy tool for Reader... This one will create a summary of the Bookmarks tree of a PDF and will present it in a window, like so:



The text can then be copied into Word, Notepad or any other application.

An extended version of this script for Acrobat is available here:
Acrobat -- Export Bookmarks Structure (to PDF/TXT)

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

Reader -- Create Comments Summary


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As we all know, Adobe Reader is more limited in functionality than Adobe Acrobat (makes sense, since it's a free product), but sometimes you want to achieve certain things in Reader that are also possible in Acrobat, like creating a summary of the comments in your file.

In the past I have created scripts that create PDF or Plain Text comment summaries for Acrobat (See: http://try67.blogspot.com/2008/11/acrobat-create-comments-summary-txt-pdf.html), and now comes the Reader version.
Because it's not possible to generate PDF files in Reader, or to create TXT files (unless you have a special right applied to your file), I've chosen a different path.
This script will create the comment summary and then present it in a new window, inside a text box, which you can then copy & paste into Word, Notepad or any other application. It looks something like this:

Important:
The script will only work on files with the Commenting in Reader right extended.
And yes, the comments summary it creates includes sticky notes!

An extended version of this script for Acrobat is available here:
Acrobat - Create Comments Summary (TXT/PDF)

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

Friday, December 24, 2010

Acrobat -- Extract Pages with Proper Sequential Names


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Acrobat built-in Page Extraction method creates files which are not properly named, such as page1, page2... page9, page10. If you then try to sort them, page10 will come after page1, instead of after page9, like so:



My script will extract the pages into files with proper sequential names, like so:


New Feature: Now you can customize the names of the files created even further.
You can specify the pattern to be used for the files' names, using this dialog window:


You can insert your own text, as well as the original file's name, page number and total number of pages.

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

Friday, December 17, 2010

Site Update - Buy Now buttons!

New addition to the site: Buy Now buttons that allow you to purchase a single-license of the product directly via PayPal. Once payment is complete you will automatically receive the script (including installation instructions) per e-mail.

I hope you find this new system handy, and as always, if there are any problems, I can be reached at: try6767@gmail.com

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Acrobat -- Convert Form Fields Type


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Warning: This script does NOT work in Acrobat DC, for some reason.

Update: The tool now allows you to select specific fields to process from a list, so you're no longer limited convert all the fields of a certain type on certain pages (although that option is still available). You can now pick and choose the ones you want to process from a list of all the fields in the file, or just those on the current page.
The Acrobat Form Wizard can sometimes make mistakes while identifying your form fields, or sometimes you create a form and then want to change some text fields to buttons, for example. Until now you had to it manually, which can take a lot of time.
With this script you can automatically convert all form fields of a certain type to another type, in the entire document or on a specific page. It's also possible to match a certain field name.

A free demo version of this script is available here.
This version will only convert the first 10 text fields on the first page to check-boxes. Purchase the full version and be able to convert all field types on all pages!

When you run the script you get this window:



In this instance, we'll convert all Signature fields on the first page, whose name contains "Sig", to text fields.

You make your selections, press OK, and the new fields will appear in the exact location of the old ones.
Notice: when using this tool the converted fields will lose all formatting, validation and calculation settings.

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

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Acrobat -- Sort Bookmarks


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With this script you can sort all of your bookmarks (ascending/descending) in various ways:
  • By Name (Update: You can now select whether this sort should be case-sensitive or not)
  • By Length
  • By Page Number
  • By Date in the start of the bookmark's name (using a format specified by the user)
If you have another criteria based on which you wish to sort the bookmarks, I can probably adjust the script for you.

The file before sorting the bookmarks in it:

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The menu items of the tool:
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The file after being sorted alphabetically:

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

Friday, July 16, 2010

Reader -- Spell Check Suite


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This is an adjusted version of my Acrobat Spell-Chekcer Suite (See: http://try67.blogspot.com/2009/07/acrobat-spell-check-suite.html), which works in the free Adobe Reader applications.

It contains almost all of the features of the original tool, such as:
- Spell-checking using all the dictionaries installed in Reader, provided the file has Content Extraction and Commenting rights enabled.
- Spell-check an entire document or a range of pages (1,2,4-12, 15, etc.)
- Use of the Zones feature, which allows you to select which parts of a page to spell-check.
- Adding one or more (in a comma-separated list) words to a dictionary.
- Removing one, multiple, or all words from a dictionary.
- Displaying a list of the words added to/removed from the dictionary.
- Removing all spell-checker results from a file.

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

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Acrobat -- Apply Page Rotations to Multiple Pages


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With this script you can apply page rotations (90°, 180°, 270°) to one or more pages. The beauty of it is that you can enter single page numbers, or page ranges, and the script will apply the rotations to all of them in a single go.

Here's how it looks like:


If you're interested, the same concept can be applied to other things as well, for example page transitions.

For more infromation about this tool, you can contact me directly.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Reader -- Run JavaScript Code from within Reader


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As developers of scripts for Acrobat and Reader know, the JavaScript console in Reader is a very handy tool. You can use it to execute your code directly from within the application, and it displays any errors that occur while you run it.
Unfortunately, in Reader the console is very limited. You can't enter or execute code in it. In fact, you can't even display it at will (Ctrl+J doesn't work like in Acrobat).
Well, I've developed a tool that enhances and extends the JavaScript Console in Reader, allowing you to run code, and it even displays any error messages, if any, in the original console.
It also comes with a menu item to display the console window.

The enhanced console (with valid code):

(the code can be copied into the console, and pasted from it)

Result of running the code:

The enhanced console (with invalid code):


Result of running the code:


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

Friday, April 23, 2010

Acrobat -- Batch Edit\Remove Images

Another stand-alone tool for batch editing PDF files.
With this tool you can completely remove, or replace, certain images in your PDF files.

Let's say you have a company logo as the header of each page in every PDF, but your company decides to change its logo. So now you need to go back and re-create all the PDF files, or edit them one by one manually.
Well, this tool can do that for you, in a single go and within seconds!
Acrobat is not necessary for this tool either. It can be used on any machine.

For more infromation about this tool, or if you're interested in purchasing it, you can contact me directly.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Acrobat -- Export Values of a Combo-Box or List to a Text File


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The complementary script for Acrobat -- Import Text File to a Combo-Box or List Field. This one does exactly the opposite: it allows you to select a combo/list-box form field and export its values (and export values) to a text file.

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

Monday, March 1, 2010

Acrobat -- Print as Booklet


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With this script you can take a PDF file and print it out as a booklet, either with a cover page, or without.
Another version of this script will rearrange the pages of the PDF into booklet form, again with or without a cover page.

A Booklet without a cover will be:
1, last page, 2, one-before-last page, 3, etc...

A Booklet with a cover will be:
1, 2, last page, 3, one-before-last page, 4, etc...

For more information about this script, you can contact me directly.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Acrobat -- "Adding Machine Tape"-style Calculator




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This calculator can be used for accounting purposes and has a built-in "Machine Tape" style box which keeps track of all the calculations. The text in the "tape" box can be copied and pasted elsewhere, and the entire calculator can also be copied, as is, to any existing PDF.

Screenshot:


If you have any questions about this tool, you can contact me directly.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Acrobat -- Auto Generate Form Fields


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Sometime you need to create many form fields, but doing so using the built-in tools of Acrobat can be a pain. You need to create each one by hand, or copy-paste and then rename them, and then align them, make sure they have similar names and properties, etc. This script is meant to offer a solution to this annoying problem.

You just need to create the first two fields, like so:



Then you run the script, enter the "base name" of the fields you've created ("PN" in this case):



Followed by the number of fields you want to create:



And the script will generate those fields for you, with proper names, alignment, properties, etc.



The script will automatically detect whether the fields should be placed in the same column or the same row as the ones you've created. A real time saver!

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

Friday, January 29, 2010

Acrobat -- "Live" Characters and Words Counter


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If you have a text box that the user can input text to and you want to display, or just control, how many characters or words the user have entered, this is the script for you. It works live, as the user is typing, and not just when they are done.

For more information about this script, you can contact me directly.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Acrobat/Reader -- Quick Print Current Page


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This script will create a new button in Acrobat's toolbar that will allow you to print the current page of a document with a single click.



If you have any questions regarding this tool, you can contact me directly.