IDEA - Insert All Links On Page
This is a variation on an existing function in Adobe Acrobat Pro that appears in Tools - Document Processing - Web capture - Append All Links on Page. This function seeks out a linked file or webpage, converts it to PDF, and then appends it to the end of the host PDF file and then internally links/bookmarks the link to that page.
Instead of appending the links to the PDF file at the end and creating an internal bookmark link to the page, this feature would do the same thing but instead attach the file or webpage in the link as a file. This can be done manually via the Tools - Content Editing - Attach File option. It would be helpful to do able to have this done for an entire page or document. Useful options would be to convert the target link to PDF first, or just attach it as a native file.
I work with high volumes of legal discovery electronic documents that I need to file as affidavits or books of documents. eDiscovery programs find the files, but putting them into a formatted and indexed court submission still takes some manual formatting.
Right now create a hyperlinked table of contents in a spreadsheet or wordpro that link to each of the files I need. I convert it to PDF then I can use the 'append all links on page' to convert a hyperlinked Table of Contents into a linked document, but it can be hard to know what file I am looking at since it all becomes one big file. By attaching the file and having the link open that attached file (in a new tab in Reader) I can see which discrete document I am looking at, and all the documents are in one PDF. PDF portfolios do not work for this task as the layout options are primitive and do not read in many PDF readers. Other options would be also to bulk amend/append the file names in the attached list (to add numbers to them) and enable the ability to search all the attached files in the base document search. FIle size is not really an issue.
AcroPro users since version 3. I still use Acrobat XI on a second PC often because it enables certain functions I can't get in DC Pro.