4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 12, 2018 7:26 PM by santhoshr29800103

    Layer merge using Batch processing in Acrobat pro

    santhoshr29800103 Level 1

      I want to merge layers using batch processing tool. Could some please help this. I have 200 more pdf files. Each and every file takes more time to merge using layer panel. Please help some one.

        • 1. Re: Layer merge using Batch processing in Acrobat pro
          try67 MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          There's a "Flatten Layers" command under the Content panel in the Action Wizard. Have you tried it? Make sure to have a backup copy of the files, just in case it's not what you had in mind, as this process is often not reversible.

          • 2. Re: Layer merge using Batch processing in Acrobat pro
            Adorobat Adobe Employee

            HI Santhoshr,

             

            As try 67 mentioned above, you can try flatten layers option under Action wizard using following steps:

            Launch Acrobat > click Tools > type action and click action wizard

            New action > content > flatten layers > double-cllick to add it to the right-hand pane > save

             

            Let us know if you have further questions.

            Shivam

            • 3. Re: Layer merge using Batch processing in Acrobat pro
              santhoshr29800103 Level 1

              Flatten layers and Merge layers option works similar condition.

               

              Flatten:

               

              Flatten means all the layers are merged as like normal text and the layers will removed in layer panel.

               

              Merging example for my requirement:

               

              My pdf contains 5 seperate layers for Questions, Answers, Guide and Grids, line numbers and Marks & Bleeds.

               

              Now i want merge as in below:

               

              Guide and Grids, line numbers and Marks & Bleeds layers need to merge and naming should be ‘Guides and Grids’

              Answer layer should in stay separately

              Question layer should in stay separately

               

              Finally i need 3 Layers in pdf.

               

              I am usually merge the above activity through Acrobat pro by manually. Now i have 200 more pdf files. Could you please advice is there any automation is available in Acrobat Pro for merging multiple pdf files with single run.

               

              Please let me know if anything is unclear.

               

               

              Thanks,

              Santhosh

              91-9489993436

              Whatsapp - 91-9489993436

              • 4. Re: Layer merge using Batch processing in Acrobat pro
                santhoshr29800103 Level 1

                Hi,

                 

                Flatten layers and Merge layers option works similar condition.

                 

                Flatten:

                 

                Flatten means all the layers are merged as like normal text and the layers will removed in layer panel.

                 

                Merging example for my requirement:

                 

                My pdf contains 5 seperate layers for Questions, Answers, Guide and Grids, line numbers and Marks & Bleeds.

                 

                Now i want merge as in below:

                 

                Guide and Grids, line numbers and Marks & Bleeds layers need to merge and naming should be ‘Guides and Grids’

                Answer layer should in stay separately

                Question layer should in stay separately

                 

                Finally i need 3 Layers in pdf.

                 

                I am usually merge the above activity through Acrobat pro by manually. Now i have 200 more pdf files. Could you please advice is there any automation is available in Acrobat Pro for merging multiple pdf files with single run.

                 

                Please let me know if anything is unclear.

                 

                 

                Thanks,

                Santhosh

                91-9489993436

                Whatsapp - 91-9489993436