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

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    #1
    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
    orders.pdf

    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.

    TA!
    Shippo
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Solon, OH
    #2
    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

    UpQuark

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    Zushi, Japan
    #3
    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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