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newbie automator question: save file

4408 Views 22 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2013 1:55 PM by acolyte_x RSS
  • pjdube Level 3 Level 3 (830 points)
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    Apr 3, 2013 9:20 AM (in response to Gerben Wierda)

    Oh!

     

    Go to View in your menu bar, and make sure you click Variables.

     

    Screen Shot 2013-04-03 at 10.12.21 AM.JPG

     

    Then the variables should be at the bottom of the workflow. Just drag the variable "Original Folder" in to the "To:" field and it should replace the "Desktop". Like this:

     

    Screen Shot 2013-04-03 at 10.17.23 AM.JPG

  • pjdube Level 3 Level 3 (830 points)
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    Apr 3, 2013 9:41 AM (in response to Gerben Wierda)

    Ok. Can you post your whole workflow now so I can see what to debug?

     

    I am attaching the workflow I did here for you to download and see where we differ, as this works for me.

     

    http://cl.ly/00130t0S010x

     

    Phil

  • pjdube Level 3 Level 3 (830 points)
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    Apr 3, 2013 2:10 PM (in response to Gerben Wierda)

    Ok, so I tested yours... and... everything worked perfectly!

     

    Unless I am mistaken on what you are trying to do exactly. I ran your Service on a PDF that was in a Folder on my desktop and the below is the result. I actually ran it on a BIG PDF to make sure that it worked.

     

    See below. And let me know if you are trying to do something else exactly, or maybe there is some other bug that is not allowing you to run the service.

     

    Screen Shot 2013-04-03 at 3.05.29 PM.JPG

  • pjdube Level 3 Level 3 (830 points)
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    Apr 3, 2013 11:00 PM (in response to Gerben Wierda)

    Ok great!

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    Nov 20, 2013 1:55 PM (in response to Gerben Wierda)

    Gerben and Pjdube-

     

    Good afternoon!

     

    I have read through this thread and am interested in getting a look at the workflow's you created (wherein you both stated arriving at the same structure and results).

     

    This is my first attempt at Automator and I am looking to either combine multiple existing PDF's or input an Adobe form filled pdf and convert to a pdf which lacks field controls.

     

    Particulary how are outputs from each item in the workflow passed to the process as a whole or "ignored"?

    Draft_workflow_combine_pdfs.png
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