The scanner I use does. However, what happens when you have multiple PDFs that really should go in one document? How do you combine PDFs together? There are a million ways to do this, including some I have talked about before like using Preview.
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The scanner I use does. However, what happens when you have multiple PDFs that really should go in one document? How do you combine PDFs together? There are a million ways to do this, including some I have talked about before like using Preview. Easy to use. Repeatable so I only have to set it up once and can use it again and again. Choose Service In the window that pops up, highlight Service and then hit Choose. I set the in dropdown to Finder.
Drag it to the main window on the right. I could prompt the user to choose a path, but I wanted to make it automatic so we have to get a bit geeky. Drag it to the main window under our last step. Now in the Utilities section of the Library, find our old friend Set Value of Variable and you guessed it drag it into the main window under our last step. In the Variable dropdown, choose New Variable… and give your new variable a name of containerPath.
First, we want to get the list of PDFs that we had saved back in the first step. In the Variable dropdown, choose originalPDFs. Right under the Variable dropdown there is an Options button.
Now in Library on the right, choose PDFs. Find Rename Finder Items and drag it under the last step. It will pop up a message asking you if you want to preserve an extra copy. Then hit the Options button and check Show this action when the workflow runs. This will let name the new PDF.
In the Variable window at the bottom of your screen, find your containerPath variable. Drag it up on top of the To dropdown. This means that if you right-click a group of PDFs in the Finder, you can combine them right from there. Find a group of PDFs on your Mac, highlight them, and right-click. Choose the Services menu near the bottom. Choose it. I now have a PDF called Combined. To use it, download the file to your computer and double-click it to Unzip it.
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Combine PDF documents Sometimes you may have multiple PDF files that would be more conveniently viewed as a single document—three files related to the same project, for example. Automator lets you do it in a single step. Launch Automator, pick Application from the workflow chooser that appears, and click Choose. Select PDFs from the Library pane. Be sure that Appending Pages is enabled in this action. Select a destination for the combined PDF file that the workflow will create the Desktop or Documents folder, for example. Save the workflow as an application and place it on the desktop.
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You can create automated workflows, actions, or applications that help you perform tedious tasks. Along with that, there are some tasks you can do with it that are just plain neat. Here are 10 cool things you can do with Mac Automator. Just use this Automator Workflow. Make your choice.
How To Combine PDF Files in Mac OS X Using Automator To Make A Service
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