Thursday, January 27, 2011

Acrobat -- Batch Search Files

This batch script will allow you to process an entire folder of files for a certain term, and then perform an action on them in case the term was found.
The actions available at the moment are:
  • Copy to a folder: Specify an output folder to which all the files with a match will be copied.
  • Create a PDF summary of the file paths: At the end of the batch a new PDF file will be created, containing the paths of the matching files.
  • Print file paths to the console: Will print the paths of the matching files to the built-in console of Acroabt.
  • Print entire file: Will send each matching file to the printer.
  • Print matching pages: Will print only the actual pages in the matching files where the match was found.
  • Print matching pages with highlights: Same as above, but will also highlight the matches on the actual pages.

Here's how the dialog window looks like:

"Buy Now" button coming soon... In the meantime, for more information about this tool, or if you're interested in purchasing it, you can contact me directly.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Acrobat/Reader -- Get Field Dimensions (FREEBIE)

You can use this (free) script to display the dimensions of a form field in your file.

You can download the code from here: FREE DOWNLOAD

The result looks like this:

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

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!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Acrobat/Reader -- Automatically Set Field Calculation Order


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Acrobat's built-in dialog for setting the Field Calculation Order can be a real hassle. The only options in it are to move a field up or down the list, so if you have a document with a lot of fields that needs to be ordered properly, it can take ages.

That's why I developed this tool to automatically set the field calculation order of all the fields in a document with a single click. You can choose from the following options:
  • Set calculation order by rows (top to bottom, left to right)
  • Set calculation order by columns (left to right, top to bottom)
  • Set calculation order alphabetically by field name (ascending/descending)
  • New Feature: Set calculation order based on an input file, such as a text file or a CSV file

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

Friday, January 7, 2011

Acrobat -- Extract Lowest-Level Bookmarks


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This script is similar to my Extract Chapters by Bookmarks script, only it extracts the pages that belong to the lowest-level bookmarks instead of the highest-level ones (the "chapters").
This is useful if you want to split your document into small, usable files based on your bookmarks structure.

So, for example, all of the highlighted bookmarks in this tree will be extracted as new files:

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

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Acrobat -- Crop Even and Odd Pages


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Imagine that you scanned an article and all the pages have extra white-space on them. How do you get rid of it?
Sometimes you want to remove the white space from both sides of the page; or just from the left size of the odd pages (1, 3, 5, etc.) and the right side of the even pages (2, 4, 6, etc.); or the other way around.
With this script you can do all of that with a single click. You just run the script from the Tools menu, enter how many inches to crop, and the rest is done for you!

For more information about this tool, you can contact me directly or use the button above.