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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Make sure to untick any "Prompt User" box under the commands in your Action.
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.
What commands did you add?
What dialog do you see?
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.
Can you post a screenshot of this dialog?
Can you share the actual Action (the .sequ file)?
It is not a public link.
Sorry. Try it now.
It displays a custom dialog for every document.
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?
You can contact the creator of the script.
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.
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.