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RCalhoon
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How do you batch re-name pdfs in Acrobat X Pro?

Jun 25, 2012 1:59 PM

Tags: #batch #batch_actions #batch_rename #batch_processing_comparison

If I have 5000 pdf files in a folder and I need to change the file names from Document A.pdf, Document B.pdf, Document C.pdf, Document D.pdf, etc. to Document A-1.pdf, Document B-1.pdf, Document C-1.pdf, Document D-1.pdf, etc and don't have time to go through each individual pdf file and click re-name, what is the easiest way to do this?

 

Thank you for any help.

 
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  • George Johnson
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    Jun 25, 2012 2:25 PM   in reply to RCalhoon

    You can use a batch sequence (aka Action). In the Output Options, you can choose a file prefix and/or suffix, though there are numerous utilities available, just google: batch rename files

     
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    Jun 25, 2012 2:54 PM   in reply to RCalhoon

    In my opinion, open Action wizard and simply save them to PDF without adding any actions. And while saving them, add the suffix.

    Please Note: It may change the property of Reader Extended files and similar.....

     

    To do this:

    Click File Menu-> Action Wizard-> Create new Action and do as shown in the screen shot below:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/60137234/AdobeForum/Action_SaveAs.PNG

     
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