How to create and share Actions in Acrobat XI Pro

Learn how to create PDF Actions or how to automate PDF by using the new Action Wizard tool in Acrobat XI Pro.

By September 20, 2012

 



In this tutorial, learn how to create PDF Actions or how to automate PDF by using the new Action Wizard tool in Acrobat XI Pro. Actions allow you to predefine routine, multi-step tasks and then run them in an automated fashion. You can also share and download additional Actions through the Actions Exchange.

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How to create and share Actions in Acrobat XI Pro

Donna BakerSeptember 20, 2012

Wouldn't it be great if you could save time by automating tasks in Acrobat?

Follow these 7 steps to create and share a new Action using Acrobat XI Pro.

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  1. Open the Action Wizard tools in the Tools pane, and click Create New Action.
  2. The Action uses the current file, with the default option to Add Files.
    Click to choose alternate file source
    Choose another source
    Default file
    Default source
  3. Choose the tool you want to add. Click to add it to your list.
    Scroll through the categories
    Click the button
    Click your tool
    Here's the new step
  4. Click Add Instruction to add information, type a label for the action, and click Save.
    Type the label and click Save
    Click the Add Instruction button
    Here's the new instruction
  5. Add additional commands, and configure their settings as necessary.
    Select your tool
    Click the button
    Here's the new step
    Click Specify Settings
    Select settings for the tool and click OK
  6. Click Save, choose settings, add details and click Save again to add the Action to the list.
    Click Save
    Add name and description and click Save
    Choose options like name and location and click OK
    Here's the new Action
  7. Click Manage Actions, click the Action from the list, and click Export to save and share.
    Click Manage Actions
    The action uses the default name and .sequ format
    Select the new Action
    Click Export

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