I download crossword puzzles on a daily basis for my grandfather. I then take these files and make the same changes to each file, that being deleting certain fields and then enlargin the content left to fill the page. Is there, and how, a way to autimatically make these changes on each file instead of having to open each file, delete and enlarge each item every single time. The content is the same each and every time and there is no differences between the files. It is on a Windows XP Pro x64 system and it is under the Acrobat Pro XI program. Thank you for any help.
So you can do the following to automate this process. Create a new Action (Tools - Action Wizard) with the following steps:
this.removeField("Name Of Field1");
this.removeField("Name Of Field2");
this.removeField("Name Of Field3");
- Set Open Options
Set Magnification level to what you usually use.
Run this Action on your files, and that's it...
Ok, I download the crossword puzzles from PennyDellPuzzles.com. I follow your steps and it says currently there are no form fields in this PDF. Do you want Acrobat to detect form fields for you? I click yes and it only has 1 field at the very top, pretty much the Penny Press Emblem at the top and says it is undefined. The only other properties I can get is the document properties. Just wondering what is it that I am not doing correctly or understanding, thank you very much for your help in me learning details which can be done with Acrobat.
an outlining green line, i right click and delete. i have to do that twice though to remove all objects though. i then hold mouse left key and outline all of icon on upper page and the click delete and do the same with bottom of the page. if there are any objects left from those two areas, i have to get them individually. i then hold left key again and outline all of answers diagram. hold shift key and enlarge it. this is just the answers side page, the puzzle side page in general is the same steps
So it looks like these are just graphic elements on the page that you're removing using the Edit Text & Images tool.
That can't be easily removed using an Action. What you can try is to remove it using Redaction markups, but you'll need to write a script that adds those markups in the right places, which is a bit complex. Is this really such a big deal, though? If you zoom in you don't see it anyway...
I suggest an alternative. I assume you are making things bigger so they print bigger and are easier to fill in. But there is a hugely simpler way. Just crop the page. By default Acrobat will enlarge that small page to fill the paper. Job done.
thank you for the cropping idea, it does seem to work on the answer pages. On the puzzle pages it did not seem to work so well though. When it printed it was not the on the full page scale, it was only probably 25% bigger then what it normally is. Is there a detail that I do not know or am not thinking of? The following is pictures of before and after of they way I do get what I want, is there a simpler way to achieve it? Again thank you for your help everyone.