How to execute Acrobat Actions via Excel

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Jan 20, 2022 Jan 20, 2022

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I use an Excel macro to copy and rename PDF files based on data contained within the spreadsheet. Each of those newly created PDFs have multiple extablished Acrobat Actions that must be performed on them. Is there a way to incorporate/copy those Actions into Excel, so that I can simply assign a macro to run each of them? Running MS365 and Acrobat Pro DC.

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Jan 21, 2022 Jan 21, 2022

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What actions does you use in the PDF files?

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Jan 21, 2022 Jan 21, 2022

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I use a few custom actions. One modifies the Document Properties Description fields, another adds password protection. I plan to add a couple more; one to insert a watermark and another to insert a footer.

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Jan 21, 2022 Jan 21, 2022

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With the IAC API of Acrobat you can add watermarks, but not password protection.

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Jan 28, 2022 Jan 28, 2022

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What code (sample) would I use in Excel to facilitate this?

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Jan 28, 2022 Jan 28, 2022

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I have no code for this.

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Thank you for following up Bernd.

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