Actions wizard replaces Batch scripts in Acrobat X


Where did Batch scripts go? Nowhere, they now have a new avatar: Actions Wizard.

You might be looking for batch scripts in Acrobat X, and didn’t find it. Fear not, the functionality has not been removed. Acrobat X replaces Batch Scripts with the Actions Wizards. You can do almost everything you did with batch scripts, now without writing any code!

Action Wizards make it easier for you to to automate actions, and even easier for you and other users to run them.

See this episode on Adobe TV and rest assured.

Lori reviews how to create and use guided Actions to automate routine, multistep tasks

Update: Thom Parker has written an excellent article on Acrobat X actions. You can see it here:

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  1. #1 by Vikrant on November 22, 2010 - 3:39 pm

    Thom Parker has written an excellent article on Acrobat X actions. You can see it here: http://acrobatusers.com/articles/actions-macros-acrobat-x

  2. #2 by Michael on September 12, 2011 - 8:31 pm

    I hate you Adobe. Why can I not set my optimization settings en-batch? Why did a slider bar replace my image settings window?

  3. #3 by Bei Jing on December 5, 2012 - 8:16 pm

    How do I use Actions Wizard to batch process, say 500 pdf files, to extract page 5 through 20. The 500 pdf files all have different page length – one may have 70 pages, the other may have 90 pages. Try using the “Delete Pages”, but with the last page of each file being a variable, it gets an error for that command when I specify a number that’s larger than the last page.

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