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Using the Split document action

  • Updated: 2021/03/03
    • Automation 360 v.x
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Using the Split document action

Use the Split document action to split a PDF file into multiple files.


To split a PDF file into multiple files, follow these steps:

  1. In the Actions palette, double-click or drag the Split document action from the PDF package.
  2. In the PDF path, select one of the following options to specify the location of the PDF:
    • Control Room file: Enables you to select a PDF file that is available in a folder in the Control Room.
    • Desktop profile: Enables you to select a PDF file that is available on your device.
    • Variable: Enables you to specify the file variable that contains the location of the PDF file.
  3. Optional: In the User password or Owner password field, enter a password to restrict access to the encrypted PDF file.
    • User password: Allow users to perform specific operations on the encrypted PDF file.
    • Owner password: Allow users to use a password to open the file.
  4. In the Output file creation options, select one of the following options to specify how to split the PDF file:
    • Number of pages per extracted PDF: Enables you to specify the number of pages each new file will contain. For example, you can enter 8 if you want each output file to contain only 8 pages.
    • Single file with selected pages: Enables you to create a single output file that contains the pages you have specified from the original file.
    • Blank page as a separator: Creates a new output file whenever a blank page is encountered in the original PDF file.

      PDF split separates a blank page from pages with scanned images.

    • Bookmark level per file: Enables you to split the PDF file according to the bookmark level available in the file. For example, if a file contains three bookmark levels, you can split the PDF file based on these three levels.

      If you selected this option, specify the bookmark level in the Bookmark Level field.

  5. In the Folder path field, specify the location.
  6. In the File prefix field, enter a value.
    The image files are suffixed with index numbers. For example, if you have specified Report as the File prefix, the name of the image files will be Report_1, Report_2, and so on.
  7. Select the Overwrite files with the same name check box to overwrite existing files with the same name.
    Note: If this option is not selected and the bot encounters a file with the same name at the specified location, the bot will fail.
  8. Optional: From the Assign PDF properties to a dictionary variable list, select a dictionary variable to hold the file properties.
  9. Click Save.
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