Drag&Drop PDF app?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by irishgrizzly, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    ...or similar – is there a simple way of combining and optimising PDF files. I'd like to be able to drop them on a short cut on my desktop so they would combine into one doc and reduce in file size for quick emailing.
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Automator

    Get selected Finder items + Combine PDF Pages + Copy Finder Items

    Save as a plugin for Finder and bobs your uncle, although it gives is an odd file name.
     
  3. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried building your own in Automator? There are "Combine PDF pages" and "Compress Images in PDF" actions which you could string together.


    EDIT: Yeah, what he (^) said. :)
     
  4. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    Cool, so if I set this up in Automator, can I have the process as an icon on my desktop or in my dock that I can drag the required files on to?
     
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Yes you can, if you use the exact items I described you will have to select the .pdfs before you run the application from the dock.
     
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