0 Replies Latest reply: Apr 14, 2012 8:33 PM by kjanezic93
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So I make binders on a regular basis and am just getting into scripts and FileMaker Pro and all sorts of happy things. I was wondering if it was possible to do a list of commands with Automator.


What I want to do is have Automator run a workflow, but with selected files, not predetermined files. For instance, I do not want to have to go into the workflow and drag and drop the files in every time. I just want to select them and then go to the services option under the Finder menu.


Then I want to edit them in Preview, but I want the edits to be automatic. Specifically, any PDF file with an odd number of pages gets a blank page inserted at the end and any PDF file with an even numebr of pages does not (this is so that I can do a batch print and do double sided with a printer that cannot do double sided so odd sides first, then even sides).


Then it should print the batch as a PDF and ask me where to put it, and finally print the PDF it just saved doing odd sides only, then waiting, then even sides only.


Is this possible with workflow, an dif not what can do this?


Thank you for any assistance, I can't find anything that will allow for this to go faster unless I write a script that does all this for me, which I might end up doing...as soon as I learn how to.



Mac OS X (10.6.8), Using Automator App