Monday, January 10, 2011

Acrobat/Reader -- Folder Locations (FREEBIE)

This is just a handy little tool that I am giving away for free.
It can be used to display the different types of internal folders Acrobat uses for things such as javascripts, batch sequences, stamps, temporary files, etc.

You can download the code from here: FREE DOWNLOAD

How to use this script:
-Open the file.
-Select All. Copy.
-Open Acrobat. Open a PDF file (this is necessary due to a bug in Acrobat/Reader).
-Open the JavaScript Console (Ctrl+J or Cmd+J).
-Select all the text in the window and paste the contents from the file over it.
-Select all the text you just pasted and press Ctrl+Enter (or Cmd+Enter).
You will see this menu:

-Select the folder you wish to find.
You will see this dialog:

You can now copy the path from the dialog to an explorer window (or through the Run... command) to open it directly.

This tool can even be used from Reader, if you enabled the interactive console, or if you have my "Run JavaScript Code from within Reader" tool.

Enjoy this freebie, and if you find this tool useful and would like to donate, it's always appreciated!

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