how to execute .sequ file using acrobat SDK?

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Correct answer by Karl Heinz Kremer | Adobe Community Professional

A .sequ file contains an Action created by the Action Wizard. Such an Action can only be executed via the user interface in Adobe Acrobat Pro. There is no documented method to run an Action via any of the APIs published as part of the Acrobat SDK.

What you can do is to deconstruct the Action and see if you can automate the individual processing steps via the API. If and how that would work depends on the processing steps in your Action, but also on the API you are using.

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how to execute .sequ file using acrobat SDK?

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A .sequ file contains an Action created by the Action Wizard. Such an Action can only be executed via the user interface in Adobe Acrobat Pro. There is no documented method to run an Action via any of the APIs published as part of the Acrobat SDK.

What you can do is to deconstruct the Action and see if you can automate the individual processing steps via the API. If and how that would work depends on the processing steps in your Action, but also on the API you are using.

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A .sequ file contains an Action created by the Action Wizard. Such an Action can only be executed via the user interface in Adobe Acrobat Pro. There is no documented method to run an Action via any of the APIs published as part of the Acrobat SDK.

What you can do is to deconstruct the Action and see if you can automate the individual processing steps via the API. If and how that would work depends on the processing steps in your Action, but also on the API you are using.

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Thanks for your reply. Some of the third party tools are devloped run the .sequ file outside acrobat. Please provide alternate solution.

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You are free to try to work out how those tools work without an API. It’s not our job to do that for you.

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Are you sure they run .sequ files? Because there is an API for running individual Batch Commands.  So you could parse the .sequ file and use this API to run the individual commands on the file of your choice. Essentially you'd be recreating the Batch sequence engine

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Running .segu files outside Acrobat is very likely a EULA violation. Section 3.3 "3.3 Restrictions and Requirements" of the Acrobat End User License Agreement states...

Unless permitted in these terms, you must not:

(6) install or access the Software: (a) from or to a computer that is not part of your internal network; (b) to

enable hosted services available to the public; (c) as a component of a system or service that can be accessed by

more than the licensed number of users; or (d) for operations that are not initiated by an individual (e.g.,

automated server processing);

If you are considering using that functionality as part of a batch file or scheduled task, you may be in violation even if it's not running on a server.

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Well, that certainly kills that idea.  Of course if it was a plug-in, it would be running inside Acrobat with functionality provided by the SDK.

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