I found out that there is some batch mode in JS. It sounds like something I could take advantage of. How does that work? Will I have to creare an empty document whose only purpose is to serve as a vessel or container for my batches?
Batch sequences are kept in spceial '.sequ' files. Within Adobe's developer area, there is a PDF and associated .Zip file of some sample batch sequences. http://www.adobe.com/devnet/acrobat/?view=documentation
One will need the Professional version of Acrobat to use the Batch Processing action.