Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 11:24 AM (in response to cathy fasano)
The question isn't the command to combine the pdf's Automator has a combine PDF's command, it's how do you know what pdf's there are and where they are located.
Once you can answer that coming up with an automated way to do it shouldn't be to hard.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 12:23 PM (in response to Frank Caggiano)
I have pretty much complete control over the files in question -- each one has a date embedded in its name, and I run through a couple of directories collecting copies of the files that match the date and I cp them into a folder with the date as its name. So, for example, today's directory is named
and the files
Any sort of random shell commands that I need to run -- cp, mkdir, find -name, etc. -- I can run inside my perl script(s) as pre-processing and/or post-processing.
edited to add that I've never used the Automator, and just now learned that there is an app in my Applications folder named "Automator"!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 4:36 PM (in response to cathy fasano)
Have you looked at this?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 5:48 PM (in response to cathy fasano)
Let's assume the files "PDF 1.pdf" and "PDF 2.pdf" are contained in the folder "My folder" on the Desktop. Then, the following command, typed into the Terminal window, will merge those two files into one new file called "Merged PDF.pdf" also on the Desktop:
"/System/Library/Automator/Combine PDF Pages.action/Contents/Resources/join.py" -o "/Users/user name/Desktop/Merged PDF.pdf" "/Users/user name/Desktop/My folder/PDF 1.pdf" "/Users/user name/Desktop/My folder/PDF 2.pdf"
See this web page.