Re: Acrobat XI wizardry needed

Subject: Re: Acrobat XI wizardry needed
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 15:37:50 -0700

Maybe use a JavaScript routine? How would I do this?


On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 3:19 PM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> I'm having to adapt a 250+ pp OEM user manual for this company's purposes.
> I have no access to the source filesâonly the PDF. And because of all of
> the included tables and graphics, my boss doesn't want me converting it to
> Word (so it can edit it more easily, use macros, etc.).
>
> For the moment I'm stuck having to use Acrobat XI Pro, which she thinks
> provides all of the functionality I need to *quickly* get this thing out
> the door. Although I've told her, she is unaware of the many gross errors
> in the OEM versionânever mind its verbosity/redundancy.
>
> For starters, this thing has over 100 pp of functions, each needing to be
> set in a typeface that differentiates it from the narrative. I'm going nuts
> having to manually change every one. I've briefly looked into creating a
> custom Action, but the Action Wizard pane doesn't offer access to the *Edit
> Text & Images* tool.
>
> What I'm wanting to do is create a macro. When I highlight a word and
> engage the macro, it changes its typeface. Simple to do in any macro
> language (like WinBatch), but I'm at a loss since Acrobat is driven by
> standard Windows keyboard commands.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> (If I could get boss to pop for a $199 copy of PDF2ID, I'd be done with
> this thing next week.)
>
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