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New Here ,
Mar 15, 2018 Mar 15, 2018

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Is it possible to edit the metadata of many pdf files at the same time in Acrobat 9 or 9 pro?

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 19, 2018 Mar 19, 2018
Try it as just a string:this.info.Keywords = "Keyword1,Keyword2";

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In Acrobat Pro you can use a batch sequence to do it, yes.

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I mean how?
Thank you

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Depends. What kind of metadata are you referring to?

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I have to change the metadata of 130 pdf files. in particular:
- Title
- Author
- Subject
- Keyword

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You can do it by running this JavaScript code:

this.info.Title = "New doc title";

this.info.Author = "New doc author";

this.info.Subject = "New doc subject";

The keywords are trickier, though. I believe it's an array, but it doesn't always work that well... Try this

this.info.Keywords = ["Keyword1","Keyword2"];

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I'm not so good ... I have no idea how to run this script.

however I could use external software.

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Search the help files for "batch sequence", or google "Acrobat 9 batch sequence".

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I try.
Thanks for now

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I tried immediately and the script works, but how can I apply it to all files?

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As a part of batch sequence, which allows you to process multiple files in

the same way.

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I do not understand.
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Mar 19, 2018 Mar 19, 2018

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I was able to create the script

but I just can not change the line for the keyword...

this.info.Title = "New doc title";

this.info.Author = "New doc author";

this.info.Subject = "New doc subject";

this.info.Keywords = ["Keyword1","Keyword2"];  

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Try it as just a string:

this.info.Keywords = "Keyword1,Keyword2";

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Mar 19, 2018 Mar 19, 2018

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thank you so much!!! Now I just miss making all the files in pdf / A

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Mar 19, 2018 Mar 19, 2018

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It later versions it's possible by changing editing the Save command and telling it to export the files as PDF/A. It looks like this:

There's probably something similar in your version, but I can't provide exact instructions.

Another option is to do it using a script, like this:

this.saveAs({cPath: this.path.replace(/\.pdf$/, "_pdfa.pdf"), cConvID: "com.callas.preflight.pdfa"});

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Mar 20, 2018 Mar 20, 2018

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Using the output method gives me error: it was not possible to save in pdfa use the preliminary verification

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Mar 20, 2018 Mar 20, 2018

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Then add a Preflight command to make the file PDF/A-compliant.

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So this?

this.saveAs ({cPath: this.path.replace (/ \. pdf $ /, "_pdfa.pdf"), cConvID: "com.callas.preflight.pdfa"});

....but he returns this error

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No, that's the same. You have to run the Preflight tool on it first.

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yes, but can I put the preliminary check and the save in pdf / A in the same script?

if I join the two sequences I get this error: The file "PreflightLib.dll" is missing or corrupt.

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You can try to do it using a script and the preflight method, or you could

add a separate command to your Action that executes a certain profile of

the Preflight tool.

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Mar 20, 2018 Mar 20, 2018

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I have created a script for the preliminary verification: Convert to PDF / A -1b (sRGB) but give me an error with the profile

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Mar 20, 2018 Mar 20, 2018

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You have to fix all errors before you could save the file as PDF/A.

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