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How to rename PDF from Bill Michael Jones to BMJ by writing script?

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Question

If I want to rename my PDF files by extracting first letter of their names, how can I do this by writing script?

Solution

With A-PDF Rename (free download here), you can follow below steps:

  1. Add PDF Documents: select "File->Add PDF Document";
  2. Choose "Rename Method->Advanced", then input script as follows:

    function GetShortName(fname:string):string;
    var
    p:Integer;
    tmpstr:string;
    begin
    Result:='';
    tmpstr:=Trim( fname)+' ';
    p:= Pos(' ',tmpstr);
    while p>1 do
    begin
    Result:= Result+copy(tmpstr,1,1);
    tmpstr:=Copy(tmpstr,p+1,Length(tmpstr)-p);
    p:= Pos(' ',tmpstr);
    end;
    end;
    begin
    newfilename:=GetShortName(filename);
    end.

  3. Click "Rename" to change name by your scirpt.

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