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

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

  1. eroxx macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    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:

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


    Feb 8, 2008
    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

    Jul 27, 2010
    Yes I've tried workflow and application and folder action
  4. AndyMoore macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2008
    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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