I'm hoping someone could help me create a script that would extract the first two and the last two pages of a document and then save the new four page document with _cov appended.
Step 2 would save what is remaining of the origianl documet with _text appended to the filename.
So from one document I would end up with two files (filename_cov.pdf) and (filename_text.pdf)
I work in a print shop and we receive single files for books. Because the print on different stocks I have been manually separating the covers from the text portion before imposing for print. Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help.
This can be done with a custom-made script, but you would need to run it from a folder-level script or from an Action.
What version of Acrobat do you have?
Thanks try677, I am running the latest version of Acrobat DC Pro. We have an adobe creative cloud subscription and I have run all the current updates.
Seems to me an action would be ideal. Running it would effect the file currently open?
Yes, although you could also run it on multiple files.
Basically, I would first extract the middle pages (using extractPages), save them as the "_text" file (using saveAs), then delete them from the original file (using deletePages) and save it as the "_cov" file.
If you're interested I could write this script for you for a small fee. You can contact me privately via [try6767 at gmail.com] to discuss it further.