Merge PDFs with Apple Script

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by vloryan, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. vloryan macrumors member

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    hi guys, i am desperately writing this post after 12 hours of trying, googleing, etc... i need to write an apple script that merges all pdfs within a folder and rename that merged pdf into filename-merged.pdf. can anybody out there help me on this? thanks so much for your help!
     
  2. superscape macrumors 6502a

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  3. briloronmacrumo macrumors 6502

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    A manual solution is not difficult and if this is a one shot event it might be easier than an automated solution.

    1. Open the first pdf document in Preview
    2. Select the Edit menu option Insert>Page from File...
    3. In the dialog that appears select all the remaining pdf files (using Cmd-Click or shift click to select multiple files ---or all of them )
    4. Save the resulting pdf file which contains all the previously selected pdf files by choosing File>Export as PDF...
     

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