create a PDF directly from the Finder?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sir42, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. sir42 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Is there a way to select a file from the finder and print it to a PDF file without opening it up?

    I often have Pages or Numbers files that I want to share with Windows users, and I'd love to ctrl-click or right-click on the file in the Finder and print it to a PDF without opening the file.

    thanks!
     
  2. NinjaMonkey macrumors regular

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    #2
    Have you tried Automator?

    Unfortunatly I'm not a Mac right now so I don't know if it is possible but it is the only thing I could think of off the top of my head.
     
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    You used to be able to print directly from the Finder, but no longer in OSX. As nearly as I can tell, Automator doesn't provide any method for creating a PDF without opening the owning application and executing the Print command, but you could probably create a workflow in Automator that does the job automatically.
     

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