Way to Automate a Merge/Text Fileld Extraction from Multiple PDFS

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Feb 28, 2020

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So a bit new to Acrobat. I have a ton of proposal PDFs I have to go through and pull out specific fields - and searching for some way to automate the process insteacd of opening each one and searching for the field and then copy and paste to word or excel.

 

So say I have people that filled out Fillable-Proposal.pdf and sent it in. On each .pdf I need to delete the first and last pages and merge them into one giant .pdf.

 

Is it also possible to somehow have something that finds Text_FieldA for each pdf and exports that text somewhere?

Ugh - this is why you have people fill this stuff out online! That way you have a database you can pull from!!!

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Way to Automate a Merge/Text Fileld Extraction from Multiple PDFS

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So a bit new to Acrobat. I have a ton of proposal PDFs I have to go through and pull out specific fields - and searching for some way to automate the process insteacd of opening each one and searching for the field and then copy and paste to word or excel.

 

So say I have people that filled out Fillable-Proposal.pdf and sent it in. On each .pdf I need to delete the first and last pages and merge them into one giant .pdf.

 

Is it also possible to somehow have something that finds Text_FieldA for each pdf and exports that text somewhere?

Ugh - this is why you have people fill this stuff out online! That way you have a database you can pull from!!!

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You can use the Merge Data Files into Spreadsheet command in Acrobat to export all the data from all of the files to a single spreadsheet. Then open it in Excel and delete all the columns, except for the one you're interested in.

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It is also possible to use an Action (batch process) script to collect all the data into a single list and then generate an attached csv file or text file. 

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