Friday, January 31, 2014

Acrobat -- Combine 2 Folders of PDF Files




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With this script the merging process of two folders of PDF files with identical file-names can be automated easily. Say you have one folder with PDF letters for clients and another folder with their bills (also in PDF format), all named the same way (using the clients' names, for example).
Now you want to merge the letter for each client with their corresponding bill. How would you go about doing it? Well, with this tool it is very easy and very quick.

All you have to do is run the provided Action on the first folder, and then click the "Combine 2 Folders" button that the script adds to your Acrobat. Then you select the second folder, and the output folder (where the merged files will be saved), and let the script do the rest.

Within a matter of seconds you'll have a complete folder filled with the merged files, ready to be sent out to your clients!

The only pre-condition is that the files in both folders are named the same way... And of course you will need Acrobat Pro to be able to run the Action.

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

Monday, January 20, 2014

Acrobat -- Localize (Translate) FormRouter Calendars



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FormRouter offers a very nice add-on feature for Acrobat: A calendar widget. However, this widget only contains English texts, and sometimes there's a need to localize those texts to other languages.
To do that I've developed this tool that allows you to edit the FR calendar widgets in your file and apply any texts you want to the day and month fields in them.

Here we have a PDF file in Portuguese with a FR widget added to it. As you can see, the texts in the calendar are in English, which is not consistent with the rest of our file and doesn't look professional:

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So we click on the "Localize FormRouter Calendars" button under Add-On Tools and enter the localized texts:




Now the calendar is edited to use the new texts, which looks much better, but its functionality remains exactly the same as before:

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IMPORTANT: The script can not localize the date string that appears in the field after a selection is made in the calendar, only the calendar itself.

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