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Community Beginner ,
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When extracting a PDF page from a PDF document, i don't have any option to name the new page. It only gives me the folder name to specify. The new file then gets the same name as the original file. 

Is there a simple way to name the file when extracting? 

 

I saw a thread online (pre creative cloud of course) where they suggested extracting and deleting the page from the original, which then makes the new PDF open, and then saving (ctrl+s). I want to do this in one operation. 

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional , May 14, 2020 May 14, 2020

Bernd is correct. Selecting that option causes the extracted page to be automatically saved with a generated name. Unselect it and you'll be able to save it with a new name.

 

If this is something that you do regularly, then the process can be automated with an Action, or a Script. This might save you some time. 

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What version of Adobe Acrobat? How does you extract the page?

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Hello thanks for answering! Adobe acrobat Pro DC on windows 10, i got the newest update. 

I use the "organize page" to access the extract functionality. Then i check one of the boxes to prevent my original document from being edited (dont delete from original). Then i press extract and the window for output file pops up, here i cannot specify file-name, only folder name. I wish to give it a new name asap to keep order of the many new files. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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After extracting the page use File > Save

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Thank you for the answer. I guess i have to open each new pdf-file and rename it manually for each then. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 13, 2020 May 13, 2020

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The actions you describe do not match what should be happening in Acrobat DC. For example, there is no "Don't delete from original" option. And the new extracted page is not automatically saved, it's open in a new tab, unsaved.

Can you post a screen shot of the "Extract" toolbar options you are seeing?

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
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May 14, 2020 May 14, 2020

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Hello, thanks for answering, and sorry for the long reply time. I have posted a printscreen below, with a red marker at the option for creating new file (not deleting from original). The file explorer window that is open in the picture is target folder. I never get the option to save it by any name, nor do the new file open in a new tab. I manually rename them after in the target folder. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Disable this option.

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Bernd is correct. Selecting that option causes the extracted page to be automatically saved with a generated name. Unselect it and you'll be able to save it with a new name.

 

If this is something that you do regularly, then the process can be automated with an Action, or a Script. This might save you some time. 

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

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Community Beginner ,
May 15, 2020 May 15, 2020

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Thanks, Thom! Very clarifying.

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May 15, 2020 May 15, 2020

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You're welcome!

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
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Feb 18, 2022 Feb 18, 2022

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Thom,

Thanks for the response. 

But; seriously,  is this the best, easiest, most streamlined process contemplated for capturing and renaming one or more pages from within one locally opened PDF?    Is this the very best Adobe can do with a  $17.00/ subscription charge?

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Feb 19, 2022 Feb 19, 2022

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It can be done using a script.

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Feb 19, 2022 Feb 19, 2022

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You want a complex action, that's what the scripting model is for. 

 

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
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Apr 13, 2022 Apr 13, 2022

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@Thom Parker

You mentioned a complex action, using the Scripting Model.   Might be what I need, and hoping you can advise\confirm.

I have a couple of PDF's, one with 1,220 pages, another with 539 pages.  Most of the pages are labeled to match the numbering system of the original source data that were scanned and imported into the PDF.  I would like to extract all pages into individual PDF's, and name each PDF using the page label value.   Is this possible?  Appreciate your advice.

 

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Apr 13, 2022 Apr 13, 2022

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Yes, this can be achieved with a (not too complex) script.

If you're interested in hiring a professional to create such a script for you, feel free to contact me privately (click my username and then on Send a Message) to discuss it further.

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