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Insert Blank Pages

how to insert a blank page after every other page in ADOBE ACROBAT 9
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Brian GeeCommented:
The easiest way to do this is print a Word blank document to PDF and name it blank.pdf. Whenever you need a blank page inserted in your existing PDF document, you could just insert this blank.pdf document as many times as you need accordingly.
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DAM12Author Commented:
need to add the blank pages in a 200 page document..... it should be an easier way to batch insert the blank pages
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Brian GeeCommented:
Try this batch processing script in Acrobat. I tested it with a 16-page PDF document and it worked for me.

for (pg = 0; pg<=XXX; pg=pg+2)
{
this.insertPages({nPage:pg,
    cPath:"blank.pdf"
    });
}

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Change XXX in the code to the number of pages you have in your document times two. For me, I had a 16-page document, so that portion of the code for me was pg<=32 and it tested nicely. Also, change blank.pdf to whatever you named your blank page PDF document. Keep the source PDF file and the blank page PDF in the same folder/directory.
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Brian GeeCommented:
So, how'd it all go for you?
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DAM12Author Commented:
No, i tried a couple of times and gave it to some friends but no able to make it work.... is there some specific step we are not doing????
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Brian GeeCommented:
I'll get you the step-by-step once I get into the office and in front of a system with Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro.
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Brian GeeCommented:
I would recommend making a copy of your file before running this process, and make sure you have a one-page PDF file named blank.pdf. Have the copy of the PDF file and blank.pdf both located in your My Documents folder (or really, any folder as long as both are located in the same place). Open up the PDF copy in Adobe Acrobat 9.

Go to Advanced > Document Processing > Batch Processing > New Sequence button > name this sequence: Insert_blank > click OK > click Select Commands button >  scroll down on the left side window pane to find the JavaScript folder > expand it and select Execute JavaScript > click the Add button in the middle > expand Execute JavaScript from the right side window pane > double-click on Script: > delete all the text that appears by default in the resulting Create and Edit JavaScripts window > paste in the script I noted in this thread (post ID:35685660) > click OK > change the dropdown box selection in the 2. Run Commands on: section to Files Open in Acrobat > click OK > now that you're back to the Batch Sequences window prompt, select Insert_blank from the selection window to the right and then click on the Run Sequence button > click OK on the resulting Run Sequence Confirmation – Insert _blank window prompt > click Close to exit the Batch Processing window. You should see now that your document has doubled in number of pages with a blank page inserted in between each page. You will need to Save this document in order for the changes to be preserved.
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