I create and receive quite a few Adobe PDF files in the course of my work.
Most are “complete” documents with names/descriptions prominently placed in the header or as a “title” somewhere on the page.
However, more than a few times I have been sent documents that are pretty similar in content and style but don’t really have any other distinguishing features to help me tell them apart when printed out
I wanted a way to quickly add the file-name of the document to the footer. Having a date would be useful as well.
I use Adobe Acrobat Professional v8.0 at work for (most of) my PDF processing. I checked all the information and screens I could, but nowhere in the print/page setup or options could I find that feature.
I turned to the Adobe forums and found this thread.
He posted the last version of his code at http://www.refob.de/downloads/Acrobat/SetRemoveFooter.js
Restart Adobe and it will appear as a option pick under the File menu approximately above the Print section.
It was a fast and simple solution that now allows me to better manage the hard-copy PDF printouts I use.
Note: this doesn’t apply to Adobe Reader.