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5. Manipulating PDF Files > 56. Add PDF Attachment Actions to Windows Context M...

Add PDF Attachment Actions to Windows Context Menus

Pack or unpack PDF attachments from the Windows File Explorer with a quick right-click.

It’s best to perform simple tasks in a simple manner, especially when you must perform them often. Wire pdftk [Hack #79] into Windows Explorer so that you can pack or unpack attachments using PDF’s right-click context menu.

Create the Attach File Context Menu Item

In Windows XP and Windows 2000:

  1. In the Windows File Explorer menu, open Tools Folder Options . . . and click the File Types tab. Select the PDF file type and click the Advanced button.

  2. Click the New . . . button and a New Action dialog appears. Give the new action the name Attach File.


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