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An AppleScript for combining multi-page PDFs
Authored by: paulrob on Jun 05, '03 06:37:34PM

Oh-oh! It's humble pie time! Sorry all but I have discovered that I too am having problems with more than 2 files. I tested this routine with 3 files originally and had no problems. It worked once - so I thought why wouldn't it work properly twice. Never gave it another thought. But now ....

It would seem that the problem is something to do with the way the system sees the files rather than the order you select them in. When I wrote the script, the way the system sees the files and the way I selected them coincided so I didn't have a problem - but that wasn't by design. And right now, I have four files on my desktop that seem to behave and assemble in the right order - but if I change the viewing options - move the files between folders - or sneeze too loudly (joke - just) the order goes to pieces.

I'm still trying to work it out. I can't believe it's a random problem - doesn't make sense. There must be some logic here. I would guess that any application that relies on the order of the drag'n'dropped files will have this problem. But its 12:00 am this side of "the Pond" and I need some kip! TTFN.

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