Same problem as in http://forums.adobe.com/message/5352395 :
Batch conversion of word files to PDF with the action wizard requires manual "OK" for both saving and the selection of the respective directory.
I am on Acrobat XI V11.0.3 (german version) and have not found any options to switch off the need to confirm each Document manually. All the options available in the "save" command part refer to the name of the file and the output format.
Not a nice feature with 1000+ docs to convert in a file structure...
Updating did not help. Company PC, cant just do the un/re-install-thing, unless all else fails.
So, I would be very grateful for you help.
thanks a lot for your reply - very good idea, as the option "prompt action" is available now and can be deactivated.
But unfortunatly, it does exactly the same thing as before.
I tried mouse recorders to do the 2000+ clicks, but that does not work either.
There are some freeware tools available, but they usually kill the meta-tags in the process, not to mention the risk of importing malware...
So, I guess, I will have to dig into my ancient VBA-books and try to get the job done via Word Makro-/VBA-programming.
Strange, I don't get that prompt when I add the Optimizer step. I had some problems in the recent past with my Action prompts. Have you tried exporting the Action and then opening the .sequ file with a text editor (it's just an XML file) and making sure the prompt designation is really off?
promptUser =false, see below.
Does not work.
All programs that might disturbe PDF output removed from computer.
Does not work.
I am now investing some evenings into Word-VBA, making a script loop through the subdirectories over several levels (does Acrobat do that anyway?)...
Does not work.
It will have to...
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Workflow xmlns="http://ns.adobe.com/acrobat/workflow/2012" title="ZOPtest ORT" description="" majorVersion="1" minorVersion="0">
<Folder path="/nas02/quinsee$/Fachabteilung/ZOP/Standards/Standards NCH"/>
<Command name="Scan:OPT" pauseBefore="false" promptUser="false">
<Item name="ApplyMRC" type="boolean" value="false"/>
<Item name="BkgrRemove" type="integer" value="0"/>
<Item name="ColorCompression" type="integer" value="4"/>
<Item name="Descreen" type="boolean" value="false"/>
<Item name="Deskew" type="boolean" value="false"/>
<Item name="Format" type="integer" value="1"/>
<Item name="Language" type="integer" value="-1"/>
<Item name="MonoCompression" type="integer" value="1"/>
<Item name="QualityLevel" type="integer" value="1"/>
<Item name="TextSharpen" type="integer" value="0"/>
<Item name="doOCR" type="boolean" value="false"/>
Just me nattering here; but --
Something is different with Acrobat XI Pro and Office 2013.
Open Acrobat XI Pro's Preferences. Select the Category "Convert to PDF". Note that you may not have any MS Office applications listed.
Without that you cannot create an Action to operate on a "supported" file (format) as Word, Excel, etc won't be present.
As a data point:
--| Windows 8 (64-bit)
--| Acrobat XI Pro (via a TCS v4 subscription)
--| Office 2013 applications (via an Office 365 Home Premium subscription)
Acrobat's PDFMaker is present and functional for:
--| the Excel install
--| the Word install
--| the Outlook install
--| the PowerPoint install
For MS Access, reports can go to PDF or XPS via the MS publish to PDF routine (or exported to a Word rich text file or printed via the Acrobat installed Adobe PDF virtual printer).
For One Note Print to PDF using the Adobe PDF virtual printer.
we fixed the problem over here. With Word-VBA.
If I get the specs right, subdirectories could not be covered anyway, so converting a large number of .docs to .pdf s in several dozen folders and lots of subfolders remains a tedious task.
Regularly monitoring them even more so.
As the problem appears to occur frequently, may I suggest that Adobe adds the "include subfolders" options when fixing the bug?
I have noticed that also - that MS Office files are not listed as supported formats for converting documents to PDF. Hence whenever I choose batch convert and open a folder of word docx files, they are not there. It mentions on the website that acrobat will convert Word documents to PDF, but I'm unable to with Acrobat XI, though I have noticed from searching that Acrobat X did this function and Word documents were supported. Can anyone help with this?? Is this a bug, or have some features not been included in the latest version of Acrobat.
I have a semi-solution for the problem, i hope you will like it!
If you use Adobe Acrobat Pro, then you have a printer named Adobe PDF.
Go to the Devices and Printers menu in the Start menu, then right click on the Adobe PDF printer.
Then click on the "print setup" or "print settings"*.
On the Adobe PDF Settings tab set the output folder and click out the "View Adobe PDF result" and OK.
Then go to that folder, where the doc files placed, Ctrl+A and right-click->Print.
I takes pretty long time, but after that the single PDFs created.
*Sorry for that guys, just I use a hungarian version of win7 so I dont know the exact english form.
one folder, many files. No problem.
Many folders, big problem... ;-)
@all: Sorry, I still didnt get around to uploading my colleague's VBA-Code.
Quite amazing that there are no other codes available on the web for such a seemingly trivial problem.