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Mating .pdfs in Acrobat 9.2?

Jul 23, 2012 1:16 PM

Working on process and instrumentation diagrams in Acrobat from imported .pdfs. I have several files that are the same original .pdf, but with different modifications (ie one file has the process flow highlighted, another has field verification notes of the same system, a third has SIP/CIP cycles highlighted). I'm wondering if there is a way to mate the files in such a way that any new changes (additional lines, for example) will automatically update on all three files without having to copy+paste the same change over and over.


Is this possible in Acrobat??

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    Jul 23, 2012 4:14 PM   in reply to ali_mcd

    Were these changes done as markups with the Commenting tools? If they are, then you can export the markup from the 2nd and 3rd versions you could choose Comments > Export Comments to Data File. This would export FDF files which contain only the comments. Then on the 1st (the master, if you will), you can choose Comments > Import Comments, and import the FDF files from the other two, uniting the three in happy matrimony!

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    Jul 23, 2012 8:02 PM   in reply to ali_mcd

    There's no obvious way to do what you want to do in the UI. There are some advanced features only available through JavaScript. Hopefully, one of our JavaScript experts can comment as to whether this is possible.

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