I am trying to use Safari to Print as PDF several files located in one folder.
The folder structure is as follows:
inside this folder there is another folder with images
The A.html page looks for the 1.jpg image inside the Images folder to display it
How to create an Applescript to:
1 find a folder in my drive
2 define a destination folder
3 Tell Safari to print as PDF
4 Select every file in the found folder
5 Print them in the destination folder with the PDF extension?
Regards and thanks to anyone willing to help.
Model: MAC PRO 4.1 32GB RAM ans SSD disk
Browser: Safari 537.36
Operating System: Mac OS X (10.10)
Just two questions
(1) What need to use a browser to print pictures into PDFs documents ? Isn’t it more logical to use Preview ?
I would have understand if Safari gave the ability to do the job without triggering GUI scripting but as far as I know, it doesn’t.
(2) My understanding is that the path to the folder containing the jpegs is : /folderwrk/Images/
Am I right ?
Yvan KOENIG running El Capitan 10.11.3 in French (VALLAURIS, France) dimanche 20 mars 2016 13:54:01
The 1508 files I need to convert are in html
After doing several tests I learned that exporting to PDF doesn’t help me. So I should simply delete this post.
Even if I was able to convert them the resulting PDF files keep clicable images and the links but don’t allow editing. I need to be able to edit and post back the files for my students.
After several different tests with these files and various conversions:
The best option for what I need to do is wrap a textutil conversion option from html to rtdf in an Applescript.
I found some scripts who do so but they do it for one file at the time as such:
set a to choose file
set b to POSIX path of a
do shell script "textutil -convert rtfd " & b
However it would be great if I could choose a folder rather than a file and run a loop for every files inside that folder-
Doing it one by one is a very tiring stuff although it finally givbes me what I need for this task.
All this because a severe power failure destroyed my 2 back up hard drives where all this work was done already,