I am searching for a method to automate a working process with PDF files. The automation should be able to open a bunch of PDFs out of a folder, split them into single files and automatically search for a string and a date, combining the corresponding PDFs together und "safe as" the PDF files in another folder.
Is there any way to do so without the need of a key?
Do I need the SDK for that?
Can I simply script it in C++ as kind of a macro like in MS office?
Do I have to let it be certified by adobe?
Do I need to be certified to create such a routine?
What are my options in this case?
Thank you very much and regards
Here are some links that will help.
Awesome, thank you very much for the help.
I found the mentioned Action Manager.
Do you have an information on how to implement the Acrobat SDK into the Acrobat's own Java editor or is it already implemented?
We have the version 2017.011.30102 installed, so I believe I can use the newest SDK?
Also, since you say you are proficient in C++ - you can also do some/all of this work as an Acrobat plugin in C/C++
Ok, but are you sure, that I don't need any licence or certification by adobe to do so?
Each and every person who uses the actions must be a licensed user of paid-for Acrobat (NOT the free Acrobat Reader). They cannot automate it for others or for a server, or a background process. But actions are a feature any licensed user of Acrobat can use.
You'll find two Actions here that perform some of what you are looking for.
One of the actions finds and highlights words (with an annotation), the other extracts pages that contain annotations. The code for these tools can be combined and modified to build a single result PDF, rather than extracting the pages separately.