Have you looked for a sequence file, the instructions for a batch process or action, to do this?
The coding for sequence files changed with version X so you need to find a batch sequence that is written for version 9 or below.
Extract pages to a folder will extract to a PDF file. One could then process that group of files to convert them to jpeg images.
Or one could delete all but the first page and save the file as a Jpeg.
You need to realize that Acrobat 8 has not been supported for years and you really need to upgrade to version XI or the next new version when that comes out.
Thanks for replying.
In acrobat, I read the help files to create batch processing. But they were for a very small pre-set (ie - print the first page of every pdf etc) - there was not one for extracting the first page. There was an option of creating your own, but this then involved acrobat script (or something like that) and afraid this is somewhat beyond me.
I don't even know what you mean when you say look for a sequence file (though im guessing this is some kind of script ?) but, i will look for a 'sequence file' for acrobat 8 and see what it turns up.
ok, i have found a set of acrobat batch sequence and come across the following :
Batch sequence name: Extract Pages to Folder.sequ. Task: For each file from the selected files, extract each of its pages and save the extracted pages to a particular folder.
Example 2.10 Insert navigation icons
/* Extract Pages to Folder */
// A regular expression to acquire the base name of the file.
var re = /.*\/|\.pdf$/ig;
var filename = this.path.replace(re,"");
for ( var i = 0; i < this.numPages; i++ )
cPath: "/C/temp/myDocs/"+filename+"_"+i+".pdf" // change this });
console.println("Batch Aborted: " + e )
looks like i need something like this, but tried the above earlier, and couldnt get it to work (prob cause I didnt replace the words exactly correctly). I am guessing that i am entering this in the correct place though (ie - create new sequence, and got into the script editor box)