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How to create a batch script to move pdf files into pdf page media size folders e.g. A4, A3, A5 etc




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How to create a batch script to move pdf files into pdf page media size folders e.g. A4, A3, A5 etc
Products required in this tip are: Rapid PDF Count v5.12 or greater

Video example can be found here:

IMPORTANT NOTE: In this example it presumes all your pdf's are in folder c:\z folder and you want to copy them to c:\z\<pagesize> folder.  (it's self explanatory to change the scripts to other folders - see below)

1. Install Rapid PDF Count 5

2. Edit dos .bat script C:\Program Files (x86)\Traction Software\Rapid PDF Count\example3dos.bat  i.e.

CD "C:\Program Files (x86)\Traction Software\Rapid PDF Count"
RapidPdfCount -h -x1 -y0 c:\z\*.pdf -p -dexample1.par -q

Change the paths as required, add the CD command and remove the pause after testing.

3. Edit file:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Traction Software\Rapid PDF Count\example1.par  and change the paths as required. i.e.
¬¬¬mkdir "c:\z\[PAGESIZE]"
move "[FILENAME]" "c:\z\[PAGESIZE]\"¬¬¬

4. now double click the
example3dos.bat file to run it.

5. To hide the Rapid PDF Count startup splash screen go into Rapid PDF Count Setup menu-->Options...  check the  "Disable startup splash" checkbox.

6. to schedule this to run e.g. weekly use windows task scheduler e.g. Windows start menu-->control panel, scheduled.
Add scheduled task

point the command to run to C:\Program Files (x86)\Traction Software\Rapid PDF Count\example3dos.bat

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