Watermarking same PDF for multiple unique recpients

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i was told to post here for help.  something about Java script that i know nothing about.  i have a 300 page pdf file that needs to be watermarked individually for over 100 recipients.  how do i do that without having to go into the PDF each time and change the name?  thanks. 

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i was told to post here for help.  something about Java script that i know nothing about.  i have a 300 page pdf file that needs to be watermarked individually for over 100 recipients.  how do i do that without having to go into the PDF each time and change the name?  thanks. 

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Is this watermark just the persons name? Where does it need to appear on the page? Is it on all pages?

 

You can write a simple script to do this from the Console window.

You'll find a tutorial here on the Console, infact you should watch several of these videos to get a grounding in Acrobat scripting:

https://www.pdfscripting.com/public/Free_Videos.cfm#JSIntro

 

Here's the reference entry for the watermark function:

https://help.adobe.com/en_US/acrobat/acrobat_dc_sdk/2015/HTMLHelp/#t=Acro12_MasterBook%2FJS_API_Acro...

 

try it by running it in the Console window:

 

this.addWatermarkFromText({cText:"My Name"});

 

Writing the full script is a bit of work.  Contact me through www.windjack.com if you are interested in hiring a developer. 

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yes.  it's the person's name.  over 100 of them.  thyes...the watermark needs to be on each page of the file.  thanks

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Did you try the watermarking code in the console?

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no clue what that means.  so no. what is the watermarking "code"  

 

sorry.  i'm decent with computer stuff.  but that's a bit too above my pay grade.  

 

but i'm a quick study.  

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Then go back and look at my first post,

However, I think you are better off purchasing the batch watermarking tool. It takes a concerted effort to learn enough about coding pull this one off. 

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This requires using a script, yes. I've developed a (paid-for) tool that does exactly that, if you're interested.

You can find it here: http://try67.blogspot.com/2011/09/acrobat-batch-watermark-file.html

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looks like it's just what i want.  unfortunately, with everythign that's going on.  i can't spend that kind of money at the moment.  but thanks.  i'll definitely check it out when we are back in full swing. 

 

thanks for the reply!

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