Looking for an Acrobat plugin to save a file in a specific folder

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Apr 26, 2020 Apr 26, 2020

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We built a javascript that prompts a user for a file number and a file name - and based on the number they enter - it automatically saves the PDF on a shared drive with the format filename-filenumber.pdf   - it has some logic built into to it to see if the file number starts with a given prefix - it files in in folder A vs folder B depending on the prefix.

 

So for example - we file our files under a number like 123456 (if it was created before COVID) or DR123456 (if it was created during covid) and we have the following folder structure already setup:


  • Shared Drive
    • DR Files
      • DR123456
      • DR123457
      • DR123458
      • etc.
    • Existing Files
      • 123456
      • 123457
      • 123458
      • etc.

 

Our script works perfectley - however - we have come to realize that javascript has several short-falls:

 

  • it is impossible to compress the PDF using javascript before you save - so we keep ending up with these PDFs that are above 35MB and can't be emailed.   
  • javascript can't create a folder in windows - so we have to ensure that the folder is already there manually

 

Is anyone aware of a acrobat plugin that will accomplish something like this?      A good example would be a law firm that has to file all of their documents under a given case number.

 

Our company processes hundreds of thousands of documents a year - so going the old route of File > Save As > Browse to the shared drive > Find the Right folder and saving was taking way too long. 

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A plugin could be written to do this but it seems unlikely one would already exist. 

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