The goal is to provide a service with an action (in the right click context menu of Finder) when you select a “.ppt”, “.pptx” or “pps” file to convert it. If you simply want a PDF copy of the presentation, you can use Hazel to call an AppleScript and convert the file, rename and move it, and you’re. 本仓库提供了OS X系统下,批量转换doc/ppt文件为pdf的AppleScript脚本. This repository provides AppleScript that could convert doc/ppt to pdf using automator .

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Mike Eng 32 4 4 To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Note that not all conversions will be smooth; there are troubleshooting tips in cinvert post, and here are some bonus links: By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. This is a fairly common need among students.

You can download the script itself here. Yes, I get this error when PowerPoint is not open.

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The mention on there of Viewing by Application or Category doesn’t appear to prevent them showing in the search, only in the left pane. Downloads Hazel Rules Automator Workflow.

Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Here’s what I see in Automator. Most good lecturers will share their presentations with you for their classes. Automator gives the error automatoe end of line, etc.

If you have any version of MS Office prior toyou might be able to use the built-in automator action that looks autmator this:. Thereafter, it is a simple matter for Hazel to move the new file to wherever you want it. Office applications missing in Automator Library. Previous versions of Microsoft Office included Automator Actions.

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Here is what the two versions of Hazel rules, and the Automator workflow look like: If you want to build the Automator workflow yourself — and, there is no better way to learn how to use it — there are a couple of things to look out for. Microsoft Office for Mac and includes several Automator workflows, but Microsoft is no longer providing Automator actions for Office convrt This site uses cookies.

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Rather than messing around, trying to debug incompatible actions, AppleScript is your friend here. Automating the filing of those slides is both, a good way to save a little time, and a way to ensure a consistent and reliable filing system.

Automator Workflow does most of the work here. Thanks for the lead. Sign up using Facebook. You can save a workflow as a drag-and-drop application: AutomatorKeynotePowerPointpresentationworkflow Automator workflow of the month: There are a few ways you can come at this.

Here is the workflow: It is also included in the Automator workflow, which you can download below, along with the Hazel rules. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Automator lets you set up processes, called workflows, that can make repetitive desktop operations easy. Post as a guest Name.

Automatically Filing PowerPoint Presentations – Automator, Hazel, AppleScript

As far as I can tell, MS Office no longer supports Automator directly, so you have a choice of hacking what you can from the actions or using AppleScript. Whether or not that will work for you is going to depend on the version of PowerPoint used to create the presentation.

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I ahtomator the script in my answer, now no error for me.

I have PowerPoint on my Mac, why donvert this whole nerd-looking thing? Office applications missing in Automator Library The mention on there of Viewing by Application or Category doesn’t appear to prevent them showing in the search, only in the left pane.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Notify me of new comments via email. The situation is simple.

Doesn’t work for me in Whether or not they work will depend on what version of PowerPoint automatof the presentation Whether or not that will work for you is going to depend on the version of PowerPoint used to create the presentation. I found this question: Ask Different works best with JavaScript enabled. Do you have the full version of Microsoft Office installed? Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. So, you must run an AppleScript from the Automator workflow Here is the script edited: Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

When I search in actions for “convert”, here’s what I get.

That basically works, but only if I have PowerPoint open before I drag automatr file into the folder. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.