Batch processing for Actions

pdfToolbox Desktop can do more than just checking or fixing one file at a time; the Batch Processing mode allows it to process multiple PDF documents within a folder. The Switchboard allows you to apply any Action to all PDF files within a given folder.

The Batch function in pdfToolbox can process up to 100 documents one after another. For a high-volume approach using hot folders, pdfToolbox Server is recommended.

Select the Action from the Switchboard

  1. Select the desired Action...
  2. ... And apply any desired Settings.
    (Here, under the Document category, the Action Save as PDF 1.x has been specified as PDF Version 1.3.)
  3. Click on the Batch option to specify additional batch processing settings.

Batch processing: Organize and start the batch

  1. Under Heading 1, select the folder containing the PDF files to be processed.
  2. Under 2: Process batch will display processing progress...
  3. ... Once you click on the Start button.

After processing

Depending on the processing results, the files will then be stored either in a folder containing successfully processed (Success - 1) or unsuccessful results (Failure - 2).

These are located in a folder named with the timestamp - 3 for the processing point which will be automatically shown after processing is complete.

2 Comments

MiroslawKopec

Why not all action has that option (batch) active? Is it possible to automate all of them with server version?
I was trying to automate action colors: process conversion without any results.

Author callas software

Hello Miroslaw,
Some few actions can indeed not be used for Batch processing due to technical limitations.
But you can easily use a Fixup (or Profile) for color conversion to solve this.
Just add a similar Fixup to the Workspace area of the Switchboard by a click on the Flag behind the needed Fixup in the respective list of Fixups. Then this Fixup will show up in the Workspace and can be used for Batch processing.
And yes: this Action can be used in a Job of the pdfToolbox Server.
Marc Heusmann

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