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Use Script to Rename Non-PDF files

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Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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Is it possible to create a PDF that is capable of renaming (or creating a copy with a new name) other file types t han PDF, e.g. *.jpeg? I am open to purchasable solutions, plugins, or script/action wizard steps I can take myself. I just want to understand if it possible at all. Thank you

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Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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I would rename files from my OS. No need to invoke Acrobat here.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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The short answer is NO. The Acrobat JavaScript model is sandboxed for secuity reasons. Basically it is heavily restricted in operations that touch the users hard drive, and espcially non-pdf files.   Most operations that do touch the hard drive require either direct user involvment, or some kind of special trust mechanism. So the long answer is sort-of. There are somethings you can do in this area, but they are awkard and not perfect. 

 

 

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

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A plugin written in C/C++ can do this. 

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Granted, a plug-in can do this.  Contact me through this forum if you are interested in custom development of such a plug-in.

 

 

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

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