These forums are now Read Only. If you have an Acrobat question, ask questions and get help from one of our experts.

Extracting 9 000 PDf into single files with specific names

Registered: Dec 6 2011
Posts: 2

Is it possible to extract pages of a PDf and to save it using a specific text, to re-name the PDF's
I have a 9000 page PDF with I need to split in individual files, but I don't what to re-name them one by one.

My Product Information:
Acrobat Pro 10.0
Registered: Oct 30 2008
Posts: 2398
Do you mean that you want to use some specific text from within the file itself, or just some generic text that you want to append to each file name? At any case, it would require a batch script, which I can create for you. If you're interested, send me a email (my address is in my signature).

- AcrobatUsers Community Expert - Contact me personally at try6767 [at] gmail [dot] com
Check out my custom-made scripts website:

Registered: Feb 23 2006
Posts: 4307
You can learn about ext rating pages with JavaScript at Extracting pages from a PDF with Acrobat JavaScript by Thom Parker.You need to write a do while loop to extract each page or group of pages and then code the save/save as action with the name for the extracted pages and close the extracted pages file.

George Kaiser

Acrobat 9ExpertTeam
Registered: Mar 1 2006
Posts: 766

you should download and install the free Aerialist Lite plugin for Acrobat.
It also adds a "Split" Action into Acrobat X action wizard.


Registered: Dec 6 2011
Posts: 2
Thanks for the suggestions. To be more precise... the extracted pages, needs to be renamed automatically with a specific number. In this case it's the employee number. Witch would be on every other pages in the PDF.

The Arts Split tool looks kind of neat, but to be able to get the result, I would need the Split pro @ $3,000.00 it's way more then I can afford, plus it's only for Windows.

Is there any other app for mac, that will do this ?

I'm not very good with the JavaScrip, but from what I saw, it will not rename my files.