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Using Action Wizard to add a page containing a set text piece. Adobe Acrobat Pro DC 32-bit

New Here ,
Apr 13, 2021 Apr 13, 2021

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Hi,

 

New.  I'm wanting to - with one click - add a page to the beginning of the document and in the vertical & horizonal center write the word "Test".  Obviously I dont want the word "test" but if I can figure this seemingly-simple thing out them I can accomplish my goal. 

 

There's a few ways I can think of doing this, whether they work or not, I dont know.  Maybe I'm missing something.  I'm thinking Action Wizard.  The Action Wizard allows a blank page to be added in front of page 1, but after that I'm running into problems.  I'm thinking...

 

  1. Do as I said above - write "Test".  However when I use the Action Wizard to Add Text I cannot command Adobe to write "Test" automatically.  There's no option to specify settings for the Add Text tool.  So, I have to type in "Test" every time I activate the custom action.  Oh and I have to specify that the text is to be placed at the very center of page.  So that's not working.
  2. Since the text is going to always be the same I could create an image of the text then have Adobe insert a page and then drop an image onto that blank page.  But like #1, there's no option I see to specify a certain filename ahead of time, I have to specify the filename when I run the action.  So that's cumbersome too.
  3. Instead of text-text, use watermark-text.  But ... same thing.

 

I'm sure I'm missing something.  How can I tell Adobe to do a very simple thing like insert a blank page one then write "Test" on the very center of that blank page? 

 

Pseudocode:  Insert blank page 1; horizontal = center; vertical = center; font = whatever; size = whatever; color = whatever; text = "Test".  Write.Text.Page=1

 

Thank you.

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021
Click the Execute JavaScript command and make sure that the "Prompt User" check-box underneath it is not ticked.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 13, 2021 Apr 13, 2021

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You can use this code to do it:

 

 

this.newPage(-1);
this.addWatermarkFromText({nStart: 0, cText: "TEST"});

 

 

The second command can of course be customized in all kinds of ways regarding the text's appearance, location, etc., but for what you described it should do the trick.

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Cool.  I'll try this and let you know.

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Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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Again, thank you for the response.  I've tried the code above.  However, I'm running into a problem where I'm getting the Javascript Editor with the code instead of actually executing the code.  Screenshot attached.  I'm sure I'm doing this wrong, so I'll try more options as I get time.Screenshot 2021-04-21 081826.jpg

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Click the Execute JavaScript command and make sure that the "Prompt User" check-box underneath it is not ticked.

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"I have discovered fire!" 

That's the feeling I got when this worked 🙂

 

Thank you.

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