Can I easily convert a whole folder of files from one type to another?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mildredop, May 29, 2014.

  1. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    My new accountant has asked for everything to be emailed to him as PDFs.

    I've got a folder of over 400 invoices all in Pages format (you know, that format that is completely un-readable to 99% of the world). Is there an easy way to convert them all rather than opening each one and exporting as a PDF?
     
  2. kryten2, May 29, 2014
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    kryten2 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried searching for batch convert pages to PDF? Don't know what kind of Pages actions there are in Automator to do this but you can definitely export to PDF with Applescript. Or try another script or app if you can't/don't want to write it yourself.

    Info : http://www.yourmacteacher.com/batch-convert-pages-documents-to-pdf/
     
  3. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    There's a typo it appears in the link above to Pages to PDF. Just delete the http:// bit.

    It looks like a good app.

    However, I can't run the program because my security settings only allow apps from the Mac Store and trusted developers... sigh. I'll need to figure out how to bypass that first.

    In the mean time, learn about AppleScript. If you have some time you can build your own script.
     
  4. kryten2 macrumors 6502a

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    Fixed the typo. Info about security settings : OS X Mavericks: Protect your Mac from malware
     
  5. snberk103 macrumors 603

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