15 Replies Latest reply on Jun 21, 2017 7:30 AM by try67

    Extract PDF Pages Based on Content

    stephaniea20591185 Level 1

      Every fall and winter I have to work with PDF files that are hundreds of pages. Last fall I came across a java script that I was able to run and it worked beautifully. In the last year, I have either lost more brain cells or acrobat dc doesn't work the same way as acrobat X. I need to find a way to extract the pages based off of a word search and save those pages to another file. I would appreciate any suggestions. Also, I have added the java script that was used last year. Thanks in advance for your help.

      // Iterates over all pages and find a given string and extracts all

      // pages on which that string is found to a new file.


      var pageArray = [];


      var stringToSearchFor = "Total";


      for (var p = 0; p < this.numPages; p++) {

      // iterate over all words

      for (var n = 0; n < this.getPageNumWords(p); n++) {

      if (this.getPageNthWord(p, n) == stringToSearchFor) {







      if (pageArray.length > 0) {

      // extract all pages that contain the string into a new document

      var d = app.newDoc(); // this will add a blank page - we need to remove that once we are done

      for (var n = 0; n < pageArray.length; n++) {

      d.insertPages( {

      nPage: d.numPages-1,

      cPath: this.path,

      nStart: pageArray[n],

      nEnd: pageArray[n],

      } );



        // remove the first page