PDF Automator

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PDF Automator

Automator can list the available libraries and actions for building automated workflows, including a variety for creating, handling, converting and managing PDF files.

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PDF Automator - Count PDF pages

A simple Automator workflow for counting the number of pages in a batch of PDFs and then generating tab-delimited text for importing into a spreadsheet.

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PDF Automator - Build workflow - 1

Building a simple workflow, Step 1: Get Specified Finder Items.

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PDF Automator - Build workflow - 2

Building a simple workflow, Step 2: Sort Finder items.

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PDF Automator - Build workflow - 3

Building a simple workflow, Step 3: Combine Items.

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PDF Automator - Build workflow - 4

Building a simple workflow, Step 4: Open Finder items.

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PDF Automator - Build workflow - 5

Building a simple workflow, Step 5: Save workflow as a plug-in.

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PDF Automator - Build workflow - 6

Building a simple workflow, Step 6: After youve built a workflow (in this example, the workflow is called Combine PDFs), you can access the workflow via contextual menus.

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PDF Automator - PDF services workflows

Automator ships with pre-built workflows, which are available in Mac OS Xs PDF Services library.

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PDF Automator - Default settings

Automators default settings in the pre-built Compress PDF workflow are set for least quality. You can change the setting and save the new workflow.

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PDF Automator - Print menu workflow

Pre-built Autuomator workflows available in Mac OS X Tigers Printing menu

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PDF Automator - PDF Converter

PDFConverter is one of the freeware Mac OS X Tiger Automator actions available for download. It automatically converts text and image files to PDF.

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