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Copying Comments To Every Page

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Feb 29, 2020 Feb 29, 2020

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I have a PDF, and I've created a rectangle using the Comment tool. I want to copy this shape to every page of a many-page document so it's in the same place on every page. Copy and paste doesn't preserve the position. 

Anyone know how to do this?

 

Thanks. 

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 29, 2020 Feb 29, 2020
Here's a short script that can be run from the console window. It copies the currently selected comment to all pages of the PDF var props = this.selectedAnnots[0].getProps(); var nPg = props.page; for(var i=0;i<this.numPages;i++)      if(nPg != i) {props.page = i;this.addAnnot(props)} You'll find a tutorial on the Console Window here: https://www.pdfscripting.com/public/Free_Videos.cfm#JSIntro

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Feb 29, 2020 Feb 29, 2020

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Hi Alex,

 

I'm not sure that it can be done as a Comment, but it can be done as a Button.

  • Rich Media Toolbar (or Forms)
  • Add Button
  • Use Properties to format the rectangle and add text if desire
  • Right-Click and Duplicate Across Pages
  • There is no easy way to edit or delete, as it is now on each page.

 

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Here's a second method:

  • Use the Prepare Form toolbar
  • Draw a Text field
  • Format with Properties to have a Fill and Stroke
  • Right click and choose Duplicate Across All Pages
  • If you need text, then as long as all text boxes have the same name in Properties, then changing the text in one will update all

 

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Does either of these methods work for you?

 

~ Jane

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Here's a short script that can be run from the console window.

It copies the currently selected comment to all pages of the PDF

 

var props = this.selectedAnnots[0].getProps();

var nPg = props.page;

for(var i=0;i<this.numPages;i++)

     if(nPg != i) {props.page = i;this.addAnnot(props)}

 

You'll find a tutorial on the Console Window here:

https://www.pdfscripting.com/public/Free_Videos.cfm#JSIntro

 

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
Use the Acrobat JavaScript Reference early and often

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Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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Hi @Thom Parker, would that be an eay tweak if I want to do the same on multi-selected annotation? (as opposed to single selected annotation)

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Jul 08, 2021 Jul 08, 2021

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Here's the code. I put the copy to all pages script into a function, then call that function for all selected annots.

Haven't tested it, so debugging is up to you. 

 

function CopyAnnotToAllPages(oAnt)
{
   var props = oAnt.getProps();
   var nPg = props.page;
   for(var i=0;i<oAnt.doc.numPages;i++)
      if(nPg != i) {props.page = i;oAnt.doc.addAnnot(props)}
}
this.selectedAnnots.forEach(CopyAnnotToAllPages);
Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
Use the Acrobat JavaScript Reference early and often

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Thank you. That did the job.

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You can use this (paid-for) tool I've developed to do it with a single click:

http://try67.blogspot.com/2009/07/acrobat-duplicate-annotations-to.html

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