Destructive cropping (CS4/v9)
This modifies the
media box for each page in a PDF. Basically, in addition to all of the boxes shown in the Crop Pages window, there is another one called the
media box. The
crop box allows non-destructive cropping, but the
media box enables destructive cropping. The
crop box determines what is visible when the document is viewed, whereas the
media box is a representation of the paper being printed on, so anything in the
media box gets printed. If the
media box is reduced and an object falls outside of the new size, then it will no longer get printed and is therefore removed. There is no “Oops!” after changing the
media box, so use this judiciously and on a duplicate file of a given PDF.
tell application "Adobe Acrobat Pro" tell document 1 set pageCount to (get count of pages) repeat with i from 1 to pageCount tell page i set cbox to crop box set media box to cbox end tell end repeat end tell end tell
Goto Next Page in all open documents
Good for comparing multiple documents side-by-side.
tell application "Adobe Acrobat Professional" set lastDocument to (get count of documents) repeat with d from 1 to lastDocument set doc to document d tell doc tell PDF Window of doc goto next end tell end tell end repeat end tell
Get count of bookmarks
Good for measuring exactly how much of your life was spent bookmarking PDFs. I’m not sure why anyone would want to know this outside of billing purposes.
tell application "Adobe Acrobat Professional" set thePDF to document 1 set bookmarkCount to 0 tell thePDF set bookmarkCount to get count of bookmarks end tell display dialog "Number of bookmarks: " & bookmarkCount end tell