Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Acrobat -- Rename Duplicate Fields to Unique Fields


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When you use the built-in Duplicate Field command in Acrobat, or even when you just copy & paste a field in your PDF file, the result is a copy of the original, meaning that any changes made to any of the copies will also occur in all of the other ones. This can be useful, but sometimes you want each field to function on its own.
Until now you had to manually rename your duplicated fields in order to achieve this, but this script will do that automatically for you.

New Feature: The script will now maintain the groups of radio-buttons or check-boxes when renaming the fields, including the export values of each widget.
In addition, the script now allows you to easily select multiple fields for renaming, instead of doing it one-by-one.

Important: When you use this script the renamed fields lost all format/validation/calculation settings that are attached to them.

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

2 comments:

Nadine N. Bone said...

You just saved me from having to rename manually 189 fields in a PDF... I'm just amazed by the ease of installation and use of your script! I'm so glad I didn't hesitate to trust you. It works! Merci mille fois :)

Nadine N. Bone said...

You just saved me from having to rename manually 189 fields in a PDF... I'm just amazed by the ease of installation and use of your script! I'm so glad I didn't hesitate to trust you. It works! Merci mille fois :)