Saturday, March 18, 2017

Batch Watermark PDF Files (Standalone Tool)




Direct purchase using PayPal ($150 only per license)!
 
FREE DEMO version of the tool is available here.


Update (18/03/2017): Yet more new features added to this tool! (and the price is the same...)
It is now possible to specify any rotation angle you wish for the watermark text, not just 0, 45, or -45 degrees.
Also, it's now possible to select the font used for your watermark, either Helvetica, Courier or Times-Roman.

The tool now looks like this:




Update (25/01/2017): Now it's possible to set the font size of the watermark directly in the tool (including the option for automatic font size).
I've also improved the mechanism that calculates the location of the watermark, so it works with landscape pages (or any other dimensions) just as well as with portrait ones.

Update (03/06/2014): Now available is a free demo version of this tool that you can try out before purchasing the full version. The demo version will process only one file at a time, and use only the first 3 items in the list for the watermarks, but it's fully functional beyond that.

This tool is very similar to my script that batch watermarks PDF files, but it is much more powerful. First of all, it is a standalone tool, so you don't need Acrobat to use it, and it can process many more files, and much faster, than a script. In addition, this tool can be used to automatically secure the files with a password to limit the users' ability to edit them. For example, let's say we want to watermark this movie script:
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So we run the tool and make our selections: the input file, the names list file (a simple text file), the output folder (where the watermarked copies will be saved), how the watermark text should look like, the file name pattern for the generated files, and whether or not we want to secure those files:

The tool's main window
 If we selected to encrypt the files this window will pop open:


And the results will look like this (this is just one of the files generated, of course):

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Notice the "(SECURED)" text in the title, which means the file can't be easily edited by the reader.

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

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Acrobat/Reader -- Ungroup Pencil Comments (FREE)

When creating Pencil comments in Acrobat or Reader while the tool is selected it will only create a single comment, with all of the drawings as a part of it. If you want to "ungroup" those lines into individual comments, this is the tool for you!  It's free and can be downloaded from here.

You can select to either ungroup all of the Pencil markups in the entire file, or just those that are currently selected. Here's an example. I've drawn a bunch of lines on a blank page.
As can be seen in the Comments List panel, there's only one comment, which contains all of the lines:


I run the tool to ungroup them (see the new menu buttons under Tools):



And the results are that each line is now its own comment and can be selected separately:



 For more information about this script, you can contact me directly, and if you find this tool useful and would like to donate, it's always appreciated!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Acrobat -- Word Count (FREE)



Update: This tool is now FREE. You can download it from here.

Just like the Word function, this script will tell you how many words there are in an entire PDF document, or on a specific page.



For more information about this script, you can contact me directly, and if you find this tool useful and would like to donate, it's always appreciated!