I have a folder with 200 different complete 4-6 page pdfs. Doc1, Doc2, etc. One for each customer.

I want to attach a single 2-3 cover pdf to each of them, and save the resulting bunch...Doc1a, Doc2a, etc.

I know how to do them one at a time. But I have 200.

How do I batch this?


One could do this using a script w/in InDesign or Acrobat --- I'd write up an AppleScript, but no access to my Mac at the moment.

Simpler to use a tool such as pdftk or pdftex. The former is intended for this sort of operation:

I usually make the .bat file up in a spreadsheet, then copy-paste it into a plain text editor and replace tabs w/ spaces or nothing as appropriate. There are command line options which would allow one to execute the command for all the files in a directory, but I just find it easier to be able to review what will happen first.

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    Acrobat does support scripting, so a script that inserts pages from a PDF, with a "close and save" should also be pretty straightforward.
    – Yorik
    Dec 4 '15 at 15:50
  • Good point. I've added scripting Acrobat as an option.
    – WillAdams
    Dec 4 '15 at 15:59

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