2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 28, 2015 6:40 AM by Patty@

    Is there a script for this?

    Patty@ Level 1


      I have a 176 page pdf that has black type throughout, a lot of those pages also have boxes filled with black. I need to change the boxes to rich black but leave the type black only. I tried using actions but it changes both since they have the same fill. I posted this on the creating and editing forum and got no reply, so I'm assuming it may not be possible. Is there possibly a script to do this?

      And if there is could someone talk me through using it. I've used scripts in Indesign but have no clue how to apply them in acrobat.

      I'm on a Mac using Acrobat 9 Pro.


      Your help is much appreciated,


        • 1. Re: Is there a script for this?
          try67 MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          The only command that might allow you to do something like that is the colorConvertPage method of the Doc object.

          • 2. Re: Is there a script for this?
            Patty@ Level 1

            Thanks for the response Gilad.

            Sorry it has taken me a bit to get back to you. I work for a printing company and don't always get time to "play around" with things.

            I did try your suggestion of color convert with no good results. The boxes and the type have the same fill color and selecting any object

            or line art would also change the type. Also tried changing just the type and both change. Not sure why.

            I do very much appreciate your suggestion.


            Thank you,