About Action wizards

When you apply one or more routine sets of commands to your files, you can save time and keystrokes by using an action wizard—a defined series of commands with specific settings and in a specific order that you apply in a single step. You can apply an action to a single document, to several documents, or to an entire collection of documents. You can even scan documents and combine several documents into a single PDF before running an action.

Acrobat provides some predefined action wizards. You can also create your own actions. You can access and manage the actions in the Tools > Action Wizard panel.

Adobe Acrobat XI also lets you export and import actions so that you can share actions with others.

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The actions interface and architecture replace the batch script mode available in the earlier versions of Adobe Acrobat XI. Most of your Acrobat 9 batch scripts can be imported as actions; some scripts require minor changes.

Run an action

Acrobat includes several simple predefined actions that you can use to streamline your work. These actions represent common tasks that you routinely perform to prepare files for distribution. You do not have to open any of the PDF files before you begin to run these actions.

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You can avoid password prompts when you run a sequence on PDFs that require passwords. Automate password entry, or specify a security method for these files in the Action Wizard panel of the Preferences dialog box. If you select Do Not Ask For Password, PDFs that require passwords are not processed.

  1. Choose Tools > Action Wizard > [Action Name].
  2. The Tools panel changes to display each task included in the action, as well as any instructions provided by the author of the action.
  3. Under Files To Be Processed, click Add Files to select the files that you want to run the action on. You can add files, folders, email attachments, or open files.
  4. When all the files you want to process are listed, click Start.
  5. If Acrobat prompts you, provide additional information, such as output location and settings.

A progress indicator displays the status of the currently running process or task. A check mark identifies completed actions or tasks. “Action completed” displays at the bottom of the panel when all tasks have been run.

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You can click Stop in the panel to stop processing. Click Quit in the confirmation dialog box. Acrobat saves any files that have already been processed as defined in the action. You can click Resume to continue the Action or Close to end it.

Create a custom action

To make your Action easier to follow, you can group steps into panels, add divider lines, and include instructions. You can limit the Action to specific files or a set folder, or let the user choose the file.

  1. To apply the action to a specific file or to all files within a folder, click the File or Folder under Files To Be Processed (on the right). Navigate to the file or folder and click Open.

  2. In the Choose Tools To Add pane, expand the panels, and double-click a task to add it. You can add multiple tasks. The tasks are run in the order in which they appear in the Action Steps To Show list on the right.

  3. To predefine options for the task, click Specify settings.

  4. To have the action prompt the user to select options, click the Prompt User check box.

  5. Add other tasks as required.

  6. Fine tune the action using the buttons on the right. Add a new panel grouping, instructions, or a divider line, or move or delete items in the list.

    Creates a new panel grouping at the bottom of the current set of tasks. When promted, type the name of the panel, and click Save.

    Adds instructions below the currently selected task. When prompted, type the instructions, and click Save.

    Adds a divider line below the currently selected task.

    Moves the currently selected item up the list. You can move a task, instructions, a divider line, or an entire panel grouping.

    Moves the currently selected item down in the list. You can move a task, instructions, a divider line, or an entire panel grouping.

    Deletes the currently selected item. Be careful what you select. You can delete an entire panel grouping.

  7. Click Save.

  8. In the Save Action dialog box, enter a name and a description for the action and click Save.

Manage custom actions

Use the Manage Actions dialog box to edit, rename, copy, delete, reorder, import, or export actions.

Edit an action

  1. Choose Tools > Action Wizard > Manage Actions.

  2. In the Manage Actions dialog box, select an action and click Edit to change the tasks or settings. You can also use the Edit Actions dialog box to review an action, and exit without saving changes.

  3. To add tasks, expand the panels and click a task.

  4. Click Save.

  5. In the Save Action dialog box, edit the description if required and click Save.

Rename an action

  1. Choose Tools > Action Wizard > Manage Actions.

  2. In the Manage Actions dialog box, select an action and click Rename.

  3. In the Save Action dialog box, enter a new name and description.

Copy an action

You can duplicate an action, and you can modify the tasks in the action before you save the copy.

  1. Choose Tools >Action Wizard > Manage Actions.

  2. In the Manage Actions dialog box, select an action and click Copy.

  3. Review the source and destination options, tasks, and settings and modify them if necessary.

  4. Click Save.

  5. In the Save Action dialog box, enter a name and a description.

Delete an action

  1. Choose Tools > Action Wizard > Manage Actions.

  2. In the Manage Actions dialog box, select an action and click Delete.

  3. In the confirmation dialog box, click Delete.

Export an action

  1. Choose Tools > Action Wizard > Manage Actions.

  2. In the Manage Actions dialog box, select an action and click Export.

  3. In the Save As dialog box, specify the name and location of the file for saving the action. Action files have a .sequ extension.

  4. Click Save.

Import an action

  1. Choose Tools > Action Wizard > Manage Actions.

  2. In the Manage Actions dialog box, click Import.

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    You can also double-click a .sequ file to start the import.

  3. In the Open dialog box, specify the name and location of the action file to import. Action files have a .sequ extension. Click Open.

  4. If an action by the same name already exists, an alert appears. Click Replace to overwrite the existing action.

Automate password entry for actions

Before you run actions on PDFs that are encrypted or password protected, you can set your digital ID to enter required passwords automatically.

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 Specify a security method for these files in the Action Wizard panel of the Preferences dialog box. If you select Do Not Ask For Password, PDFs that require passwords are not processed.

  1. Open the Preferences dialog box.
  2. Choose Signatures in the Categories on the left.
  3. For Identities & Trusted Certificates, click More.
  4. On the left, open Digital IDs and select Digital ID Files.
  5. In the list on the right, select an ID and then select the following commands from the top bar:

Login

Logs in using the specified digital ID. Type the password and click OK.

Logout

Logs out using the specified digital ID when you have finished running an action.

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