Is it possible to AUTO PRINT when opening PDF with a specific file name?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by shippouk, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. shippouk macrumors regular

    May 2, 2010
    Hey all
    Is it possible to AUTO PRINT when opening a PDF with a specific file name?
    I ask this as I always have to print invoices that are PDF's for my business that are saved as file name

    Is it possible to automate the system so whenever I open a PDF file titled orders.pdf that it prints everything on the pdf without me having to click print?

    Just thought it might shave of a little bit of time each day and teach me something new on my iMac.

  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    This is easiest to do with some AppleScript, but I don't know of a way to trigger a script on opening a file with a specific name in a specific folder. What you CAN do is create a Folder Action that does something like this:

    Triggers on adding new documents to the folder
    Opens each new document added and prints it
    Moves each new document to a "processed" folder

    ... which accomplishes more than what you want, and requires fewer steps on your part.
  3. UpQuark macrumors member


    Jan 8, 2002
    Zushi, Japan
    You can also create a droplet application via Automator or Applescript. Just drop the PDF(s) on the icon, it will open, print, close.. or whatever you wish.
    You can drop more than one pdf at a time too. I use this functionality quite a bit when converting AVI movies into MOVs.

    Good luck!

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