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Replacing placeholder text in PDF headers with Filename

New Here ,
Nov 04, 2020 Nov 04, 2020

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I have 1000's of PDF that all need to have their headers added and modified to show the following:

 

"Filename" / "Page Number" 

 

Thus far I have managed to use the Action Wizard in Acrobat DC to get all the headers in the PDF's to show:

 

xx (Placeholder text) / 1 (using the page number function in headers & footers)

 

Is there a way to replace the "xx" (placeholder text) with the PDF filename (excl. the ".pdf") in the header using JavaScript? And can this be done in a way to automate it for all the PDF's selected?

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How does you add the headers?

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Hi Bernd,

 

I used the Action Wizard and the Add Header & Footer tool. 

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You need to use a script. For example, you can add a unique (read-only) text field to each page and then apply that text as its value. There's no built-in option of doing that with the Add Header & Footer tool.

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For the filename use form text fields or watermarks.

Javascript can't replace the XX.

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