How to make an action batch process a large group of PDF docs instead of individually

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Mar 25, 2021 Mar 25, 2021

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I'm using an action containing a script from the Acrobat Exchange (specifically the Stamp and Number Document action). I've modified the script a little to make it do what I need specifically, and it works great but I need to process a few thousand PDF document. The action brings up a dialog box with options between each file. Is there any way that I can easily make it take the original input parameters and run with it for the whole batch? Otherwise, I would be clicking the process button for each file without changing anything. I am not a script writer at all but I usually can modify what I need to make it work but this one in particular is large and I'm not sure what to change or add. I appreciate any help I can get and thank you in advance.

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Mar 25, 2021 Mar 25, 2021

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Make sure to untick any "Prompt User" box under the commands in your Action.

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Mar 25, 2021 Mar 25, 2021

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I appreciate that tip. I did check that to make sure and it is unchecked by default. It still pull up the parameters box between each file when the "prompt user" box is not selected. 

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Mar 25, 2021 Mar 25, 2021

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What commands did you add?

What dialog do you see?

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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I did not add anything to this script as far as new commands. I changed the standard font color and size. I expanded the comment box where the page numbers are placed. I also added a another standard option for the naming style to fit what I need on this current project (Case number #### - Tab # - Page #). The dialog I see between processing each file is the same dialog that shows up when you initially start the action. I'm not sure if it has to show up each time in order to sequentially number the documents (Doc #1 on all pages, Doc #2 on all pages, etc.) or if there is a different reason. 

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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Can you post a screenshot of this dialog?

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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Here is a screen grab

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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Can you share the actual Action (the .sequ file)?

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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I can't seem to add that file type here so HERE is a link to the file on google drive. Let me know if you have issues retreving the file. Thanks

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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It is not a public link.

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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Sorry. Try it now. 

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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It displays a custom dialog for every document.

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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That is correct. My hope was that there is an easy way to set the parameters on the fist document and then it would process the whole batch of documents without having to tell it to process for each file in the batch. The scrip as it is right now does everything I need it to except that. I will have to press the process button on a few thousand document. Nothing more than pressing the button but the volumn of documents still makes it a daunting task. So am I just out of luck without major rewriting of the script?

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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You can contact the creator of the script.

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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Bernd is right. It's working as intended. It is possible to adjust it to only show the dialog once (or not at all, if you want to always use the same settings), but it will take a bit of work. If you're interested in hiring someone to do it for you feel free to contact me privately via [try6767 at gmail.com] to discuss it further, including the fee.

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Mar 29, 2021 Mar 29, 2021

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Well, I worried that it wouldn't be something simple. I appreciate both of your help with this. I will reach out to the script creator and see what they say. Thanks.

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