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10.4: Use Automator to combine PDFs
Authored by: Nimitz on Jun 16, '05 07:07:05PM

Actually, in my case, alphabetical order works.

For a customer, I changed his FileMaker Pro application: in addition to printing an offer, he can now generate pdf's of the singlepage offercover, multiple page offercontent and accompagnying single page orderform. After combining these pages, he can mail this PDF to his customer.

And all that in Automator!
1) in Filemaker, preset "Print to PDF" for the different parts you want to print (even if not in the same database-file) (use the scripter wisely)
2) still in the FMP scripter, put the output in a folder like "Current Offer", and take care that each printeable part is called "A.pdf", "B.pdf", ...
3) Add a folder-automation script to that "Current Offer"-folder which combines the pdfs, renames it and makes a mail with that file in attachment.

If your customer sees you creating something like that in less than 15 minutes, you'll get a lot of respect.

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The Nimitz



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