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Using PDF Services, revisited
Authored by: Fofer on Dec 27, '04 02:17:12PM
Ah thanks for this. Using your script I was able to parse the lines I needed to combine with balakera's script, and now I am prompted to (re)name the receipt before saving. And it defaults to the name of the current web window, as opposed to "Print Job.pdf"! Okay, here goes:
on open these_items
	try
		set this_file to item 1 of these_items
		tell application "Finder"
			set the file_name to the name of this_file
			set the parent_folder to (the container of this_file) as alias
			
		end tell
		tell application (path to frontmost application as string)
			set front_window_name to name of front window
			repeat
				display dialog "Enter a name for file:" default answer (front_window_name)
				set this_name to the text returned of the result
				if this_name is not "" then exit repeat
			end repeat
		end tell
		tell application "Finder"
			set the name of this_file to this_name
			(* You would need to create a directory where you want resulting PDF files saved*)
			(* and type in the full path of that directory replacing the sample on the next line *)
			move this_file to "Users:username:Documents:Receipts" replacing yes
		end tell
	end try
end open
--- Now is there any way for the default name to have a .PDF suffix? That would be ideal.

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Using PDF Services, revisited
Authored by: balakera on Dec 27, '04 03:08:58PM
To answer your last question - yes, it is possible to have default name to have .PDF suffix.
Here is the script:

on open these_items
        try
                set this_file to item 1 of these_items
                tell application "Finder"
                        set the file_name to the name of this_file
                        set the parent_folder to (the container of this_file) as alias
                        
                end tell
                tell application (path to frontmost application as string)
                        set front_window_name to name of front window
                        repeat
                                display dialog "Enter a name for file:" default answer (front_window_name & "." & "pdf")
                                set this_name to the text returned of the result
                                if this_name is not "" then exit repeat
                        end repeat
                end tell
                tell application "Finder"
                        set the name of this_file to this_name
                        (* You would need to create a directory where you want resulting PDF files saved*)
                        (* and type in the full path of that directory replacing the sample on the next line *)
                        move this_file to "Users:username:Documents:Receipts" replacing yes
                end tell
        end try
end open


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Using PDF Services, revisited
Authored by: Jason P on Dec 29, '04 01:04:02PM

I'm total new to scripting and am copying and pasting and referencing a few docs here and there to get what I want to happen, so please take baby steps with me in any reply.

My question is how do I take the script for saving a PDF to a folder, like "Receipts", and get it to NOT overwrite another PDF of the same name? Lets say I buy a lot of things from a site whose receipt page has a front window named "item receipt", and I simply want an elegant automatic way of the file getting appended with some sort iterative suffix prior to the .pdf if there already exists a file of the exact same name? I suppose it doesn't have to be appended prior to the .pdf, but that would be good. The Finder does this when saving Safari downloads. If you duplicate a download it simply appends a number.

Thanks for any help.
Jason



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