Repaginating Numbers in a PDF after converting from Powerpoint?

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Apr 27, 2022 Apr 27, 2022

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I have a power point document which I have converted to PDF (50 Pages)

 

Within the PDF I delete pages 4 and 5 out leaving a total of (48 Pages)..  I've looked and I can't repaginate the PDF.  I have to manually update the pages 1 on 1 from where I deleted (starting at slide #4).  Sometimes the powerpoint presentation is 150 pages long.  Any idea how to resolve this repagination issue within a PDF from a converted powerpoint?  It should take a snap to do but I can't figure it out.

 

Thanks for your help....

 

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Enthusiast , May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022

Hi,

It is not possible to modify the Acrobat text, but here is a tip you can do:

Create a "thePage" field on the first page under the page number (here I did it in yellow to show you).

Capture d’écran 2022-05-20 à 21.02.17.png

Then you duplicate this field across all pages.

Capture d’écran 2022-05-20 à 21.05.54.pngCapture d’écran 2022-05-20 à 21.06.07.png

You select all thumbnails on the left and right-click "Page Properties...".

Capture d’écran 2022-05-20 à 21.02.55.png

and you type

this.getField("thePage").value=this.pageNum+1;

as "Run a JavaScript" action for Page Open.

Capture d’écran 2022-05-20 à 21.04.49.png

Now this will give you the real page even if you delete some page!

Make a test with my example a

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 28, 2022 Apr 28, 2022

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Hi Brian,

 

Hope you are doing well and sorry to hear that.

 

Please go through the help page https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/manipulating-deleting-renumbering-pdf-pages.html and see if that works for you.

 

Regards

Amal

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New Here ,
Apr 28, 2022 Apr 28, 2022

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Hi Amal

Yes I tried the repaging through the document you posted, it still
doesn't work. The powerpoint document also has embedded pdfs into it
also.. not sure if that's causing an issue too...

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 29, 2022 Apr 29, 2022

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Hi Brian,

 

Please go to the original source file in this case the PDF file and make the necessary edits including the page number and save it with a new name on your computer and then try to create the PDF from this newly created PDF file and see if that helps.

 

Regards

Amal

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New Here ,
May 02, 2022 May 02, 2022

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Hi Amal

Sorry for the delay but you mean going back to the original PowerPoint? I
normally get the PowerPoint slide and then Create the pdf

After the pdf is create I also another pdf


So going back to the original means going back to the original PowerPoint
however I still need to embed pdf files and it doesn’t guarantee any page
repagination corrections though

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Adobe Employee ,
May 03, 2022 May 03, 2022

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Hi there

 

Would you mind sharing the original source file (PPT) and the created PDF file so that we can check it at our end. Also, a small video recording of the steps you are doing would be very helpful.

 

Regards

Amal

 

 

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New Here ,
May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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Hi Amal

 

I can't share the original file but will create an example for you and post it... I'll let you know when its ready.

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New Here ,
May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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Hi Amal

 

I created a simple 10 page powerpoint slide

I then saved it as a PDF file

 

I deleted two slides from the PDF and I'm just trying to figure out how to renumber the PDF so that it renumbers as 8 pages.

 

Thanks for your help.. documents attached..

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Adobe Employee ,
May 09, 2022 May 09, 2022

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Hi there

 

Sorry for the delay in response.

 

I have checked the PDF file that you have shared and checked it, and you have deleted slides 3 and 4 from it. The Acrobat pro DC is counting the total page as 8 also showing 8 pages in the thumbnails. As shown in the screenshot below:

 

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Regards

Amal

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May 11, 2022 May 11, 2022

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Hi Amal

I see that within adobe BUT my issue is on the slide itself.  It shows slide 10 and on the bottom right of the slide 10 it shows page #10.. I want that to show page #8 or else I have to manually edit each slide and update the numbers 1 by 1.. Can you tell how to fix that?

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Adobe Employee ,
May 11, 2022 May 11, 2022

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Hi there

 

I am sorry to hear that.

 

That is something you need to do within the MS powerpoint, please open the source document and renumber/correct the page numbers at the bottom of the slide and then create the PDF out of it.

 

Hope this information will help

 

Regards

Amal

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May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022

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Hi Amal

 

That was a simple example but if I embed a PDF file into another PDF file,  this solution won't work because now everything is in the PDF itself and not the powerpoint.  So can you confirm that Adobe can't paginate the numbers after deleting pages from the PDF itself.  I just want to clarify.

 

 

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Adobe Employee ,
May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022

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Hi Brian,

 

Please try to open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC application > Go to Tool > Edit and then try to make the changes and see if that works for you.

 

Regards

Amal

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May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022

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Amal

I can go in and edit the page number on the bottom right manually.  My question is if I have a PDF that's 200 pages.  I delete pages 3 and 4 from the PDF,  I have to manually update each page # on the right,  I was wondering if there was a way to have it automatically have ADOBE renumber the patches which is the question I'm trying to answer.  To update 197 pages one by one manually takes a good 30 - 40 mins so I wanted to know if ADOBE has a way to get around this.

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May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022

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Hi,

It is not possible to modify the Acrobat text, but here is a tip you can do:

Create a "thePage" field on the first page under the page number (here I did it in yellow to show you).

Capture d’écran 2022-05-20 à 21.02.17.png

Then you duplicate this field across all pages.

Capture d’écran 2022-05-20 à 21.05.54.pngCapture d’écran 2022-05-20 à 21.06.07.png

You select all thumbnails on the left and right-click "Page Properties...".

Capture d’écran 2022-05-20 à 21.02.55.png

and you type

this.getField("thePage").value=this.pageNum+1;

as "Run a JavaScript" action for Page Open.

Capture d’écran 2022-05-20 à 21.04.49.png

Now this will give you the real page even if you delete some page!

Make a test with my example attached...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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Have you explored the Page Labels feature?  You may be able to select all pages from your Pages Panel, right-click and choose Page Labels.  From there, Initiate a new page ordering scheme that starts at pg 1 and counts upward from there.  Not sure if this will address your issue, but might be worth a try.

My best,

Dave

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