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10.4: An Automator action to add an image to PDF files
Authored by: Eddie the Elder on Jan 29, '06 12:04:31PM

There's actually an even simpler way, you can do the whole thing in one step from the Print dialog. Create a workflow with the following actions:

Action 1. Watermark PDF (with your choice of watermark image and offset, etc.)
Action 2. Print Images

Now save this workflow in /Library/PDF Services or in ~/Library/PDF Services with a name such as "Print with Watermark.workflow".

This workflow will now become available in the "PDF" drop-down button/menu in all Print dialogs, so when you go to print from your invoice application, you just select this workflow in the Print dialog and you're done.



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10.4: An Automator action to add an image to PDF files
Authored by: pxlpushr on Jan 31, '06 12:28:11PM

Cool fix, thanks!
1 question: does this only work with 'default printer'?
i have several printers (local and network). i set up the "Action 2. Print Images" with a printerA (which is not the default) and i get an lpr: error. but if i make printerA the default and set up the Action 2 to 'default', it will work.
:: this is my first attempt at actions and workflows, hope this makes sense.



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10.4: An Automator action to add an image to PDF files
Authored by: Eddie the Elder on Jan 31, '06 04:05:23PM
i have several printers (local and network). i set up the "Action 2. Print Images" with a printerA
If I set up the workflow the way you did (specifying a different printer in Action 2) then I get the error also. However, you can leave Action 2 set to "Default Printer" and simply choose the printer you want on the fly in the Print dialog and that seems to work okay.

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