PDF Tools

PDF and Scripting Tools

Edit, find, and update PDF documents and their contents

Acrobat/Reader -- Show or Hide All Layers (FREE)


Another free tool to make your work with PDF files easier, this time relating to working with Layers.This tool will add two buttons to the application which will cause all the layers in the file to become visible or hidden with a single click.

Acrobat -- Scale PDF Pages


Using this new tool you can scale your PDF pages to a new size of your choice, while maintaining the original aspect ratio of the pages, as well as any objects located in them, such as form fields, links or annotations (including stamps).

Acrobat / Reader -- Quick Save (FREE)


Want to save your PDF files in Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader with a single click, no dialogs or confirmations or anything like that? Now you can, using this FREE tool I've developed.

Acrobat/Reader -- Close All Files With or Without Saving (FREE)


With the move to the new user interface in Acrobat and Reader X, there's no option to quickly close all the open files without saving them, which is why I'm offering a small script that does just that, for FREE!

Batch Watermark PDF Files (Standalone Tool)


This tool is very similar to my script that batch watermarks PDF files, but it is much more powerful. First of all, it is a standalone tool, so you don't need Acrobat to use it, and it can process many more files, and much faster, than a script. In addition, this tool can be used to automatically secure the files with a password to limit the users' ability to edit them.

Acrobat -- Combine files to PDF from a list


If you want to combine multiple PDF files to a single file but want something a bit more handy than Acrobat's cumbersome functionality to do so, this script is the thing for you. You simply run it with a single click, select the text (or CSV) file with the paths to the files, and within seconds you will have the combined PDF ready!

Acrobat/Reader -- Advanced Add Header/Footer Text


This new tool is an improved version of the built-in Add Header & Footer command that you can find in Acrobat. The reason it's improved is because it can be used in the free Adobe Reader, and also it contains some additional features, not available in the original version.

Acrobat -- Combine Even-Odd Pages


This script will take two existing PDF files and interleave (collate) their pages into a new file, so that the pages from the first document will become the odd pages (1,3,5,7...) and the pages from the second document will become the even pages (2,4,6,8...) of the new file.

Acrobat -- Insert One PDF File Into Another Multiple Times


There are many times when you want to insert one PDF file into another one multiple files. For example, you might want to insert a blank page after each page, for printing purposes, or a cover page after every 10 pages, or some similar scenario. With this script you can achieve that with ease.

Acrobat -- Duplicate Pages of a PDF file (including Form Fields)


Using this script you can duplicate a page in a PDF file one, or more, times, while preserving the form fields on it in tact. There's even an option to automatically rename the form fields so that they could have unique values. This is a fast and easy way of creating multiple copies of a one-page form, or to set up a file for n-Up printing.

Convert Portfolio PDF to Normal PDF


PDF Portfolios are a common way of distributing multiple PDF files, bundled under a single file, but sometimes it's easier to a have a single PDF file with all the pages in it, one after another. Some possible reasons to do that are to send the file to a viewer that doesn't support Portfolios, or to convert a Flash-based Portfolio file to a regular PDF, that doesn't require the now-defunct Flash technology.

Acrobat -- Scale PDF Pages (Non-Proportionally)


This new tool is a companion to my older Scale Pages tool, but whereas the old tool could scale pages in the same ratio as the original, this one allows you to scale your PDF pages non-proportionally, meaning they can have whatever ratio you'd like.

Acrobat / Reader 2019 -- Quick File Send Button (FREE)


Many people are complaining about the new Share panel in Adobe Acrobat (and Acrobat Reader) 2019 and about how it "hijacks" the "Send File" command and turned what used to be a simple process into an ordeal... Well, now there's a solution! With this FREE tool I've developed you can restore the option to send your files from within Acrobat or Acrobat Reader 2019 with a single click!

Acrobat/Reader - Synchronized Scrolling Two (Or More) PDF Documents


Comparing PDF documents side by side is a common DTP task in Acrobat or Reader, but the problem is you can't scroll two documents at the same time, so keeping them aligned can be difficult and time consuming. That is the reason I've developed this new script which allows you to keep your documents in perfect alignment while you review them.

Acrobat -- Batch Combine All PDF Files in a Folder


This is a new batch tool, so it can only be used in Acrobat Pro. With this tool you can combine all of the (PDF) files in a folder to a single file (in order!) and have this file saved into the same folder (using the folder's name as the new file name).

Acrobat -- Insert Blank Page


With this script you can insert a new blank page to you PDF files with a single click! The size of the pages will match the size of the other pages in your files.

Batch Encrypt PDF Files


Using this standalone tool you can apply the same kind of security policies that can be applied using Adobe Acrobat to your PDF files, for a fraction of the price of the full application. Plus, you can process multiple files in a single process! Just select your input file or folder, where you want the files to be saved, then enter the File Open and/or File Edit passwords, select which actions you want to permit or forbid, and the encryption key length, and you're done!

Acrobat -- Reverse Page Order (FREE)


A common request is for a way to reverse the order of the pages in a PDF, so I've developed a small tool that allows you to do it with a single click and I'm offering it for FREE. You can download it from here. As always, if you have any questions about this tool, or any other tool I've developed, you can contact me directly, and if you find this tool useful and would like to donate, it's always appreciated!

Acrobat -- Add Line Numbers


If you want to add line-numbers to your PDF file, this is the tool for you. It will attempt to identify each line in the file and will then add a page number to it. You can select whether to place the line number on the left edge of the page, the right edge, or the left edge on odd pages (1, 3, 5, etc.) and on the right on even pages (2, 4, 6, etc.)

Acrobat -- Deskew PDF Pages


One of the most common problems with scanned pages is that they are are skewed by a couple degrees, which can be annoying and unpleasant to the viewer. It can also cause problems with processes such as Optical Character Recognition (OCR). Many times these processes attempt to manually correct those scans by rotating them backwards (deskewing them), but that's not always successful or even possible (for example with non-scanned documents). So how to solve this problem?

Acrobat -- PDF Analytics


This tool introduces a concept that is common with other file types to PDF files: PDF Analytics. Using this tool you can find out how your files are used in the real world: For how long are they viewed; In which applications they're opened; are they printed? How long is each page viewed in each session? etc.

Acrobat/Reader -- Hide Recent Files List (FREE)


Acrobat (and Reader) has a built-in recently opened files list in both the File menu and the Welcome Screen. This is a handy feature, but not everyone is happy with it, and unfortunately there's no easy way to disable it entirely, until now.

Acrobat/Reader -- File History Replacement


With the introduction of version X of Acrobat/Reader, the File History and Organizer feature that used to be available was removed, for some reason. Many people found that feature very useful to keep track of the the files they opened in the past and to re-open them quickly. Well, now a similar version feature can be brought back into the application using this new tool I've developed, the File History Replacement!

Acrobat -- Extract Groups of Pages


Using this tool you can extract repeating groups of pages from your PDF files. All you have to do is enter the number of pages per new file, and optionally range of pages to process in the original document (the default values are the first and last pages), and the script will take care of the rest. The new files will be saved in the same folder as the original one.

Acrobat -- Combine PDF Files in Numeric Order


This tool is similar to my stand-alone tool, Merge PDF Files in True Numeric Order in that it combines a folder of PDF files in true numeric order, as opposed to the default behavior of Acrobat to use alphabetic order.The difference is that this tool only works within Acrobat, and that it is somewhat more flexible than the other tool.You select the first file in the sequence of files to combine (for example Page1.pdf) and the tool will create a new combined file of that file and all subsequent files in that folder, in their true numeric order: 1.pdf, 2.pdf, 3.pdf, ..., 9.pdf, 10.pdf, 11.pdf, etc.

Create Encrypted Copies of a PDF File


Have you ever encountered a situation where you have a PDF file that you wish to distribute to a group of people, and want to have a uniquely secured version of that file for each one of them? Think for example on a movie script that you wish to send to various people, or on a e-book that you want to sell to your clients, but one each of them to have a different password. How would you go about doing it? Up to now the only option was either a very expensive product, or to do it manually in Acrobat... But not anymore.

Merge PDF Files in True Numeric Order


I created this tool to merge PDF files according to their true numeric order.

Acrobat -- Crop Even and Odd Pages


Imagine that you scanned an article and all the pages have extra white-space on them. How do you get rid of it? Sometimes you want to remove the white space from both sides of the page; or just from the left size of the odd pages (1, 3, 5, etc.) and the right side of the even pages (2, 4, 6, etc.); or the other way around. With this script you can do all of that with a single click. You just run the script from the Tools menu, enter how many inches to crop, and the rest is done for you!

Acrobat -- Batch Search Files


This batch script will allow you to process an entire folder of files for a certain term, and then perform an action on them in case the term was found.

Merge PDF Files via Command Line


Merge PDF Files via the Command Line.

Acrobat -- Remove Everything Outside the Trim/Crop/Bleed/Art Box


With this script you can remove everything in your PDF outside of the Trim box with a single click. You then have a PDF that can be used online, or distributed to clients digitally. No need to create another version.