In my blog posts, I usually just list one of the paths that you would use for Acrobat running on Windows (e.g. in Splitting PDF Pages). This means that the Mac users are usually left out – which is a bit strange because I am a Mac user. Most Acrobat users are running it on Windows, so that’s why I can take that shortcut without upsetting too many people.
But where would you store these folder level scripts on a Mac – or on Windows if you just want them to be available for one user?
There is an app for that!
And, that command running in Acrobat 9 on a Mac would produce the follwing output:
OK, so it’s not really an app, but it’s easier to use than some apps I’ve seen.
At least this page is not just a copy of Adobe documentation, however, my goal when finding your site is to open a dialog File | Open which will allow me to select from a variety of scripts. All scripts I am writing need to be application level js files. I’m a newbie to Apple script so don’t beat me up too bad. BTW It is really irritating to find that many of the snippets dispayed in the countless blogs require a predefined document on which to act.
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I agree with John
Isn’t there an easy edit to change the size and color of an existing stamp?
Tonia, the size can be changed by grabbing one of the resize handles after you place the stamp, and then drag it to it’s desired size. The color cannot be changed without actually changing the stamp.
Karl i have a question about adding a pick list to a dynamic stamp. I have a stamp that asks the user for the some information and I would like to have one of the things be a dropdown list that the user picks the reason from a list.
I am using the below code to how would you make the reason field a dropdown list
if ((event.source.forReal)&&(event.source.stampName == “#Invalid_Stamp”))
this.getField(“Reason”).value = app.response(“Reason:”);
this.getField(“Analyst”).value = app.response(“Analyst:”);
this.getField(“Date”).value = util.printd(“mm/dd/yyyy” , new Date());
Any help would be appreciated.
Ray, for a dynamic stamp, you would have to create a dialog window where the user selects the items that should go on the stamp, and then the stamp’s form fields are filled out by the stamp script. This requires some serious programming. I would recommend that you take a look at Thom Parker’s book about stamps (or his tutorials on the pdfscripting.com site).