PDF - put location of the PDF on the PDF.

I deal with thousands of PDF's and often have a hard time remembering exactly where I saved one.
Is it possible to put the location of where the PDF is stored on the actual PDF?
Thank you,
Richie
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Richie,
I'm confused by your question. If you have a hard time remembering exactly where you saved one, how did you find it in order to open it?! In any case, if you've managed to open the PDF, its location may be displayed via File>Properties>Description. But if you're talking about putting its location on the PDF itself, that depends on how you create the PDF. Some PDF creators/printers allow specification of fields in the header and footer, one of which could be the fully qualified file name. Regards, Joe
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ramramcatprogrammerAuthor Commented:
Hi Joe,
Thanks for the reply.
The PDF is created by Acrobat 10.0 standard.
Do you know if this header / footer accommodates the file location?
Richie
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Richie,

Out-of-the-box, it does not. It does provide a Header and Footer via Tools>Pages>Header&Footer>Add Header&Footer, but the file name is not a choice for one of the fields. However, here's an article that discusses how to do it:
http://blogs.adobe.com/acrolaw/2011/01/stamp-file-names-on-pdfs-with-this-free-acrobat-x-action/

It doesn't say if it works in Acrobat X Standard — it's possible that it works only in Pro, but it's worth a spin (I haven't tried it myself). It probably works in Standard, since that does support JavaScript.

Also, there are third-party tools that can do it. For example, here's an EE 5-minute video Micro Tutorial that discusses a product called Power PDF Advanced:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/VP_228.html

The video shows how to do Bates Stamping/Numbering of PDFs in the Header and Footer. One of the capabilities is the File Name, as shown in this screenshot from the tutorial:

Bates Stamp with file name
Regards, Joe

Update: I just tested the File Name macro of the Bates Stamp feature of Power PDF Advanced and, unfortunately, it does not do what you want — it puts in just the file name without its path. Sorry about that. I'll submit an enhancement request to Nuance for this — I think it's a great idea!
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ramramcatprogrammerAuthor Commented:
Hi Joe:

Your help has been priceless.

Thank you,
Richie
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Richie,

You're very welcome. Happy to help. I submitted the following to Nuance:

Subject: Enhancement request for Bates Numbering feature of Power PDF Advanced

One of the Macros in the Bates Numbering feature of Power PDF Advanced is File Name, which places only the file name/file type. I'd like to see a new Macro that places the fully qualified file name/file type, i.e., with the drive/path. I recommend calling it Full File Name. And, if you want to be comprehensive (and consistent with the Component Object Model - COM), you could add a Macro for File Path, with the relationship that Full File Name is the File Path followed by the File Name (assuming that File Path ends in a backslash - if not, have a File Separator macro).

Regards, Joe
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