bizarre problem with automator .. (but trying to do something basic!)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by eroxx, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. eroxx macrumors 6502a

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    I am trying to make a basic automator action that extracts text from a pdf and then saves it in a specific folder in my dropbox. Here is a link to the workflow in automator:

    http://o7.no/zg3Scl

    The problem is, no matter what I do, it saves it to the desktop ... arrrgh!! Any ideas????
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

    geoffreak

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    There could be a bug with the script with the way you are supplying files. Have you tried supplying the files in a different manor?

    I don't have much experience with Automator, so this is just a suggestion.
     
  3. eroxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I've tried workflow and application and folder action
     
  4. AndyMoore macrumors 6502

    AndyMoore

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    I've just tried this out and it works fine.

    First I installed the DropBox application to my Mac and then in Automator, created a Workflow using the Get Specified Finder Item followed by Extract PDF text. I selected to save the extracted text to a folder on Dropbox and then ran the Workflow.

    All worked fine.
     

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