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Reverse output file name using the OnMacrosApplied Event Handler

This example will show you how to manipulate the file name after the file name macros have been applied. The example was not created to do anything meaningful. It will read the set output file name and reverse it :-)

Rem -- 
Rem -- Run this function when the macros are applied.
Rem -- 
Sub OnMacrosApplied
	Dim fso, output, filename, extension, foldername
	Rem -- Create a file system object for file path helper functions
	Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FilesystemObject")
	Rem -- Get the current output value
	output = context("Config")("output")
	Rem -- Get the file path parts
	filename = fso.GetBaseName(output)
	foldername = fso.GetParentFolderName(output)
	extension = fso.GetExtensionName(output)
	Rem -- Reverse the file name
	filename = StrReverse(filename)
	Rem -- Assemble the file path again
	output = foldername & "\" & filename & "." & extension
	Rem -- Set the new file path in the output
	context("Config")("output") = output
	Rem -- Make sure the configuration isn't reloaded because of an option set selection.
	context("Config")("rememberlastoptionset") = "no"	
	Rem -- Clean up
	Set fso = Nothing
End Sub

Download Example Files

You can download and run the example yourself. The files needed are available here. The VBS file must be placed in the macros sub folder of the PDF writer installation. You can use the MacroDir setting to change the location of the VBS files if needed.

Reverse file name example files (zip archive)

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