PDF Batch Change

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Freis968, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Freis968 macrumors 6502a

    Freis968

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    Is there a way to batch change a bunch of PDF files within a folder to read such as PDF-1, PDF-2, PDF-3, etc, etc?

    I have to do it one by one and with several hundreds to do I figured I would ask some experts here to help save me many hours.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Batch change in what way? Rename? Or edit the files?

    Do you have Acrobat?
     
  3. Freis968 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Freis968

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    I have the basic Adobe Reader, the free version that you download from their website.

    I want to do like you can in iPhoto, select all the pics or in this case all the PDF files and assign a name like Work Presentation and then have all of the PDF files be named as Work Presentation -1, Work Presentation-2, Work Presentation-3...and so on automatically instead of having to rename each file seperately.

    I have hundreds of files and to name them individually would take hours.
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Try this Automator action.
     

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  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Name Mangler is much better than Automator. I've found that Automator doesn't preserve the order of the files you give it from the finder.
     
  7. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I'd forgotten about that app. I just used it for sorting through bus schedules, quite handy for that.
     
  8. Freis968 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Freis968

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    HEY, The Name Mangler works PERFECTLY!

    Thanks a lot for the help!

    Thanks Blue Revolution as well for assisting me as well...:)
     

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