Place dynamic page numbers (8.0)

pdfToolbox 8.0 supports a variety of information using static as well dynamic text in a PDF file. Different fonts, sizes, colors, placement options and other design specifications can be added.

In this tutorial the dynamic text functionality is used. Page numbers are added in the PDF file.

Launch pdfToolbox Desktop

Open the PDF file "Page numbers_Demo file.pdf"

  1. Go to "File".
  2. Click "Open" to launch the file load dialog box and navigate to the folder where the input PDF file "Page numbers_Demo file.pdf" is located.

Open the Fixups dialog

  1. Go to "Tools".
  2. Click "Fixups".

Apply the Fixup "Place page number in left or right corner"

Apply the Fixup "Place page number in left or right corner"
  1. In the search field search to "Place page number in left or right corner".
  2. Select the predefined Fixup "Place page number in left or right corner".
  3. Click "Fix".

Save the output PDF file

Save the output PDF file
  1. Save the output PDF file as "Page number placed".
  2. Click "Save".

Review the preflight report

Review the preflight report

A green checkmark shows, no errors occurred.

  1. Click on the back button.

The processed PDF file

On each page, the page number is added. The page number is placed in the lower outside corner (right odd pages; left even pages). After "/", the total page count is also mention. The font is "Arial" in a 12 pt size.

In the next steps I will show you how to determine the page numbers with other design specifications.

  1. Close the processed PDF file.

Open the PDF file "Page numbers_Demo file.pdf"

  1. Go to "File".
  2. Click "Open" to launch the file load dialog box and navigate to the folder where the input PDF file "Page numbers_Demo file.pdf" is located.

Duplicate the Fixup "Place page number in left or right corner"

  1. Go to the action button.
  2. Click "Duplicate callas pdfToolbox Fixup".

Modify the duplicate Fixup

  1. Save the duplicate Fixup as "Place page number in left or right corner (without total number of pages)".
  2. Change the description of the Fixup in "Places the page number at the lower left corner on even pages and at the lower right on odd pages.".
  3. Toggle off "Add total number of pages". (even pages)
  4. Change the font in "Times". (even pages)
  5. Change the font size in "10 pt". (even pages)
  6. Toggle off "Add total number of pages". (odd pages)
  7. Change the font in "Times". (odd pages)
  8. Change the font size in "10 pt". (odd pages)

Apply the Fixup "Place page number in left or right corner (without total number of pages)"

Apply the Fixup "Place page number in left or right corner (without total number of pages)"
  1. Select the Fixup "Place page number in left or right corner (without total number of pages)".
  2. Click "Fix".

Save the output PDF file

Save the output PDF file
  1. Save the output PDF file as "Page number placed_No total number".
  2. Click "Save".

Review the preflight report

Review the preflight report

A green checkmark shows, no errors occurred.

The processed PDF file

On each page, the page number is added. The page nummer is placed in the lower outside corner (right odd pages; left even pages). The font is changed to "Times" in a 10 pt size. The total page count is removed.

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