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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There appears to be some obscure bug with passing Office file names to Automator. There are a few ways you can come at this. This site uses cookies. This is a blog about some of the ideas we come across.

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Rather than messing around, trying to debug incompatible actions, AppleScript is your friend here. Do you have the full version of Microsoft Office installed?

Automatically Filing PowerPoint Presentations – Automator, Hazel, AppleScript

Note that not all conversions will be smooth; there are troubleshooting tips in this post, and here are some bonus links: Here’s what I see in Automator. When I search in actions for “convert”, here’s what I get.

Here is what the two versions of Hazel rules, and the Automator workflow look like:.

Automator Workflow does most of the work here. Before or after class you are either sent, or given access to download a Powerpoint presentation with the slides for that particular lecture.

Yes, I get this error when PowerPoint is not open. You can save a workflow as a drag-and-drop application: Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

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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. I found this question: Whether or not that will work for you is going to depend on the version of PowerPoint used to create the presentation. I was about to share the Automator action and Hazel rule that make up this little scheme when it dawned on me that this is a good opportunity to share a fairly straight forward workflow you can easily automate.


Office applications missing in Automator Library. This came from a response to a fellow traveller in the Mac Power Users Facebook group. You are commenting using your Facebook account. That basically works, but only if I have PowerPoint open before I drag a file into the folder. It is also included in the Automator workflow, which you can download below, along with the Hazel rules.

You are commenting using your WordPress. You can download the script itself here. Doesn’t work for me in Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. I edited the script in my answer, now no error for me. 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.

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