For a particular project I need to read a folder containing several thousand RTF files and save them as PDF files. I have successfully done this with "Action Wizard" (and precursors) in earlier versions of Acrobat, but cannot get it to work in XI Pro. Which is all I have available now.
The script reads each file correctly, saves it as a PDF correctly, but then will not continue until I save the "original" file. It seems that opening the RTF creates some trivial change, and the Action Wizard will not continue without saving or discarding that change. I have tried to add additional save steps, and have looked for some sort of "close" action that would discard the open file. But without success. How can I make this work? I don't want to press "Cancel" 1200 times over the course of an hour, once a week.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Add just a Save command with the PDF Optimizer option enabled, but no actual commands selected under it. That should convert the non-PDFs to PDF, save them, and then close them and move on.
That worked. It does create a lot of PDFs I don't want, but I can live with it. Thanks!