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Javascript to extract email addresses from multiple PDFs

Evermap has posted a Javascript here (copied below) which you can use in Adobe Acrobat to extract email addresses used in multiple PDFs.

1. Add the script to a new Acrobat action. In Adobe Acrobat XI go to Tools . . . Action Wizard . . . Create New Action, then under the More Tools menu select 'Execute JavaScript'.

2. Enter the script in the editor that appears and save it as a new action, making sure to uncheck the 'Prompt User' box.

3. When the action is run, first select the file or files you want to analyze. Then click start.

4. When the files are processed, a new PDF file will be generated in the folder with the source files for each individual source file. The report will list each email address that was located.

// This script will scan all pages of the input document // and extract valid email addresses into new PDF document // Output PDF document will be placed in the same folder // as input. The name of the output document will be: // Original filename + "_Extracted_Emails" // Visit for more useful JavaScript samples.

var reEmail = /(([^<>()[\]\\.,;:\s@\"]+(\.[^<>()[\]\\.,;:\s@\"]+)*)|(\".+\"))@((\[[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}\])|(([a-zA-Z\-0-9]+\.)+[a-zA-Z]{2,}))/g;

var strExt = "_Extracted_Emails.pdf"; var strIntro = "Email addresses extracted from document: "; var strFinal = "Total number of email addresses extracted: " ;


function ExtractFromDocument(reMatch, strFileExt, strMessage1, strMessage2) { var chWord, numWords;

// construct filename for output document var filename = this.path.replace(/\.pdf$/, strFileExt);

// create a report document try { var ReportDoc = new Report(); var Out = new Object(); // array where we will collect all our emails before outputing them ReportDoc.writeText(strMessage1 + this.path); ReportDoc.divide(1); // draw a horizontal divider ReportDoc.writeText(" "); // write a blank line to output var nTotal = 0; var nCounter = 0; var nLinesPerPages = 60;

for (var i = 0; i < this.numPages; i++) { numWords = this.getPageNumWords(i); var PageText = ""; for (var j = 0; j < numWords; j++) { var word = this.getPageNthWord(i,j,false); PageText += word; } var strMatches = PageText.match(reMatch); if (strMatches == null) continue; // now output matches into report document for (j = 0; j < strMatches.length; j++) { ReportDoc.writeText(strMatches[j]); nTotal++; nCounter++; if (nCounter > nLinesPerPages) { ReportDoc.breakPage(); nCounter= 0; } } } ReportDoc.writeText(" "); // output extra blank line ReportDoc.divide(1); // draw a horizontal divider ReportDoc.writeText(strMessage2 + nTotal); // save report to a document { cDIPath: filename });

} catch(e) { app.alert("Processing error: "+e) } } // end of the function

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