Regarding the list of items: The Actions in Acrobat are defined using an XML file that contains all of the commands in them in plain-text.
The file type is "sequ" (for "sequence"). You can export an Action to a file, open it using a plain-text editor and then see the code in it.
If you do that you'll see that the list of items to redact is easily identifiable and can be expanded using relatively simple means.
After editing the sequ file simply import it back into Acrobat and you're ready to go!
When I export the sequ file of an Action that contains the "Search & Remove Text" tool, all that shows up in the code for that step is:
<Command name="SearchAndRedactCmd" pauseBefore="false" promptUser="true"/>
Any idea what I could do to see the list implementation you're referring to try67 ?
Add some items to it via the dialog window in the Action Wizard and then
examine it again.
Ah, I didn't think of that. Still, when I add items, I get something this:
<Command name="SearchAndRedactCmd" pauseBefore="false" promptUser="false">
<Item name="CaseSensitive" type="boolean" value="false"/>
<Item name="WholeWord" type="boolean" value="false"/>
<Item name="0" type="text" value="test"/>
<Item name="1" type="text" value="thing"/>
<Item name="2" type="text" value="other"/>
This still doesn't tell me how I could interact with the list at all. Any ideas how to do it or get it to show more? I really appreciate your help!
This is the only way you can interact with this list, outside of using Acrobat's GUI.
Maybe you should explain what exactly you're trying to achieve...
Does that make sense?
Yes, but I don't think it will be possible, at least not in the way you describe it.
You can create your own dialog window (have a look at the documentation of the execDialog method), but it is quite limited in what it can do.