Actions in pdfToolbox

pdfToolbox Switchboard allows you to apply any 'Action' to a PDF file. The below example shows the Action 'Booklet':

Configured Switchboard actions are a part of pdfToolbox Desktop since version 11 and you can find them under 'Fixups' window on the Desktop app, as shown below:

Editable Actions on Desktop starting pdfToolbox 12

pdfToolbox offers creating and editing of Actions in the NextGenUI (just like Process Plans). To create an Action

  1. Go to 'Options' in pdfToolbox's Fixup window
  2. Click 'Create Action'

Alternatively, hit the 'Edit' button for an existing Action.

This will open the NextGenUI for Actions with configurable options for each Action.

Actions can also be used in Process Plans.

Batch Processing

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.