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Old Apr 2, 2012, 04:30 AM   #1
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A right-click PDF converter a la Windows style?

On Windows at work for all types of docs I frequently right click -> convert to PDF. Don't even need to open it, don't need to set up a fancy automator program.

How can I do this on OS X? Is there some hidden built-in support, or is there a good program (preferably from the MAS) that I need to get?
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Old Apr 2, 2012, 05:26 AM   #2
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Easy, Print to PDF.....
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Old Apr 2, 2012, 06:04 AM   #3
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Easy, Print to PDF.....
That's not what I'm looking for - that takes opening the document, going to Print, then Print to PDF. A lot longer than just right clicking a file. Unless of course you know how to get the "Print to PDF" option in the right click menu.
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Old Apr 2, 2012, 06:18 AM   #4
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That's not what I'm looking for - that takes opening the document, going to Print, then Print to PDF. A lot longer than just right clicking a file. Unless of course you know how to get the "Print to PDF" option in the right click menu.
http://www.maclife.com/article/featu...t_live_without

Look at #9 here which shows you how to create an automator to print multiple documents from the finder.
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Old Apr 2, 2012, 06:36 AM   #5
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How To Print Directly to PDF Without Opening a File
http://www.maclife.com/article/howto...t_opening_file

You can then add your newly created Automator app to your Services menu. Success! A right-click Print to PDF.
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Old Apr 2, 2012, 06:44 AM   #6
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http://www.maclife.com/article/featu...t_live_without

Look at #9 here which shows you how to create an automator to print multiple documents from the finder.
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How To Print Directly to PDF Without Opening a File
http://www.maclife.com/article/howto...t_opening_file

You can then add your newly created Automator app to your Services menu. Success! A right-click Print to PDF.
Alright, looks like automator is the way to go, probably about time I learn to do that stuff. Thanks for the help.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 01:29 AM   #7
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On Windows at work for all types of docs I frequently right click -> convert to PDF. Don't even need to open it, don't need to set up a fancy automator program.
Hey! well it would be kind of awkward, but i want to ask if you know more about the one windows has... right now i'm working on a windows and it would be really usefull... previously i actually had it in my own windows (i don't know where it came from, but i was just happy to have it) but now that i'm in a different windows that doesn't have it ....
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