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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By continuing to use this converg, you agree to their use. 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 automatot, only in the left pane.

This site uses cookies. If you have any version of MS Office prior toyou might be able to use the built-in automator action that looks like this: AutomatorKeynotePowerPointpresentationworkflow.

You can save a workflow as a drag-and-drop application: Previous versions of Microsoft Office included Automator Actions. To find out more, including automaor to control cookies, see here: By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie AutoomatorPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

The situation is simple. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Post as a guest Name. Automator gives the error “Expected end of line, etc. You can download the script itself here. I found this question: 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.


I’ll have to check with my company’s IT dept about that. 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.

Mike Eng 32 4 4 Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This is a blog about some of the ideas we come across. Whether or not that will work for you is going to depend on the version of PowerPoint used to create the presentation.

Email required Address never made public. There appears to be some obscure bug with passing Office file names to Automator.

applescript – How do I get Automator actions for Microsoft Powerpoint and Word? – Ask Different

Notify me of new comments via email. Downloads Hazel Rules Automator Workflow. I edited the script autoomator my answer, now no error for me. Automator lets you set up processes, called workflows, that can make repetitive desktop operations easy.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here 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. That basically works, but only if I have PowerPoint open before I drag a file into the folder.

AutomatorKeynotePowerPointpresentationworkflow Automator workflow of the month: Do you have the full version of Microsoft Atomator installed? Office applications missing in Automator Library.

Automator Workflow does most of the work here. Automztor 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. Thanks for the lead.


Sign up using Email and Password. Here is the workflow: Rather than messing around, trying to debug incompatible actions, AppleScript is your friend here.

Automatically Filing PowerPoint Presentations – Automator, Hazel, AppleScript

You are commenting using your WordPress. Note that not all conversions will be smooth; there are troubleshooting tips in this post, and here are some bonus links: Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, plt acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your autokator use of the website is subject to these policies. Email Required, but never shown. Thereafter, it is a simple matter for Hazel to move the new file to wherever you want it.

Here’s what I see in Automator.

Yes, I get this error when PowerPoint is not open. Ask Different works best with JavaScript enabled. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. I have PowerPoint on my Mac, why do this whole nerd-looking thing? If you converrt any version of MS Office prior toyou might be able to use the built-in automator action that looks like this:. Before or after class you are either sent, or given access to download a Powerpoint presentation with the slides for that particular lecture.

Doesn’t work for me in