Search and Bookmark Javascript for Acrobat

Posted on 2009-07-15
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I need a Javascript to wok in Acrobat that will search through a searchable pdf documents for specific phrases and create a bookmark with the phrases name when if finds them.

This is a static lists of phrases eg. "PATIENT PROFILE", "COLONOSCOPY" ...

I will need to do this in a folder of approximately 1200 documents.
Question by:scsoil
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mohan_sekar earned 500 total points
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If you want to search PDF documents for phrases in a folder and create bookmarks, you got to use some PDF library like iText. Visit http://www.lowagie.com/iText/ for more info

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I was able to do this with just java script.  I also create a new file for each page and give it the name of my bookmark.

var root = this.bookmarkRoot;
var RegularExpression  =  new RegExp(/\n|\r|\t|\s/);

for (var i = 0; i < this.numPages; i++)
        numWords = this.getPageNumWords(i);
        var PageText = "";
            var FoundSASID = 0;
            for (var j = 0; j < numWords; j++) {
            var word = this.getPageNthWord(i,j,false);
                  PageText += word;

                  var strMatches = PageText.match('SASID:');
              if (strMatches != null) {
                        // Found text SASID: So reset the PageText to nothing and set the FOundSASID to 1
                        FoundSASID = 1;
                        PageText = "";

                  var newWord = PageText.match(RegularExpression);
                  var foundSpace = PageText.match(' ');
                  if (newWord != null || foundSpace != null) {
                        if (FoundSASID==1) {                                                                          
                          this.extractPages({nStart:i, cPath: PageText + ".pdf"});
                              root.createChild(PageText,"this.pageNum=" + i, i);
                              FoundSASID = 0;
                        if (FoundSASID==0) {
                              PageText = "";


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