export PDF form field properties at folder level - doable?

Explorer ,
Apr 19, 2022 Apr 19, 2022

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Dear sirs,

For a large folder of PDF forms, I would like to identify forms that have checkboxes that are "too small" according to user feedback. Is there an efficient way (e.g., javascript?) of exporting form field properties to a csv file or a spreadsheet. Once I have this information, I can filter the information according to needs.  

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 19, 2022 Apr 19, 2022

With a script you create a report of the properties and export the report as Excel file.

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 20, 2022 Apr 20, 2022

Yes, this is possible. You can even calculate the field's width and height (and total area, of course) directly in your script and then just output the names of the "suspected" fields for further investigation. This can all be done by analyzing the fields' rect property.

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Apr 19, 2022 Apr 19, 2022

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With a script you create a report of the properties and export the report as Excel file.

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Yes, this is possible. You can even calculate the field's width and height (and total area, of course) directly in your script and then just output the names of the "suspected" fields for further investigation. This can all be done by analyzing the fields' rect property.

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Apr 28, 2022 Apr 28, 2022

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Dear sirs,

Is there a "best practice" or recommended way for implementing a script to export PDF form field properties from a folder of PDFs?:

  • Should I use another scripting language such as python?
  • Can I do this via the Adobe Acrobat console?
  • Can I do this via add new action - execute javascript?

For any of the options stated above, is there a straightforward example available that will make my first time attempt a bit easier?

 

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Please disregard vague question.

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