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Batch saving large # of .ai files to PDF

Explorer ,
Nov 26, 2016 Nov 26, 2016

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Hi,

Is there a way to take a large number of Illustrator files and batch save them as PDFs? Thanks!

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Community Expert , Nov 26, 2016 Nov 26, 2016

In Acrobat Pro:

File > Create Multiple PDF Files

Drag and Drop files to window (or use the menu)

Fill this out as desired

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Community Beginner , Sep 22, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

Hi there,

 

When i 'acrobat > create multiple pdf files' i can't import the .ai files either. BUT i can drag and drop the .ai.

Odd, but works here.

 

(but actually i wanted multiple .ai's merged into one pdf, so i ended up choosing 'acrobat > combine files into 1 pdf'..)


Cheers, Ed'

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Nov 26, 2016 Nov 26, 2016

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In Acrobat Pro:

File > Create Multiple PDF Files

Drag and Drop files to window (or use the menu)

Fill this out as desired

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Nov 26, 2016 Nov 26, 2016

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You can also batch with Distiller, but that is now obsolete.

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Explorer ,
Nov 27, 2016 Nov 27, 2016

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Thank you!

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Nov 27, 2016 Nov 27, 2016

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Or record an Action in Illustrator and use the Batch option from Illustrator's Action Panel to apply it to a folder full of Illustrator files.

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Aug 10, 2022 Aug 10, 2022

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That's much easier. For dome reason the other way suggested here I couldn't import the .ai files!

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Sep 22, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

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Hi there,

 

When i 'acrobat > create multiple pdf files' i can't import the .ai files either. BUT i can drag and drop the .ai.

Odd, but works here.

 

(but actually i wanted multiple .ai's merged into one pdf, so i ended up choosing 'acrobat > combine files into 1 pdf'..)


Cheers, Ed'

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Aug 29, 2022 Aug 29, 2022

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Hi Ton, I tried that, but it saves all with the same name that was recorded in the action. So I end uo with one file as it overrides always with the same name. Even having override blanked out. Any suggestions?

 

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Nov 27, 2016 Nov 27, 2016

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Check your Scripts folder for a script to do what you want.

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But that only saves open documents.

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Hi Larry,

Thanks for the reply. Where is the scripts folder? What would the script name be?

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