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renaming PDFs while viewing / previewing

Posted on 2009-05-13
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I have hundreds of PDFs whose filenames are timestamps from a scanner. I need to rename these files based on the information available on the first page.  Of course, you can't rename a file when it is open in Acrobat. I can rename it while in Thumbnail view in Explorer, but the thumbnail is usually not big enough for me to read the info I need to create the filename. Can anyone suggest a method of viewing (larger than thumbnail) a file and renaming it at the same time? This could be within Acrobat 8 Pro (but the info for filename is handwritten, so OCR won't help) or use a separate free utility.

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pT
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I'm open to other suggestions, but increasing the Thumbnail size and quality via TweakUI (plus the magnifier) makes this doable in explorer.

http://www.online-tech-tips.com/windows-xp/how-to-increase-windows-explorer-default-thumbnail-size-for-pictures/

pT

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Moot Point but you may want to start using some type of document management server (Isys). There are file renamers you can use but not sure if it will help. http://www.brothersoft.com/downloads/rename-file.html
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