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kithairon

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  1. @dfay & @xilopaint – Have been using this workflow a lot. Recently moved to Big Sur (11.2.3) and notice that the workflow omits alternative pages and doubles the one not omitted on the most recent version of macOS. Any idea if and how this can be fixed? Thanks for both of your work and generosity.
  2. Great workflow! Works delightfully. Have a huge amount of pdfs and used to split and trim them with Skimmer. Have tried a number of options since the latter broke (acrobat pro and pdfsam, briss etc.) but your's does one thing and that very effectively. Thanks for this.
  3. Hi Vero, thanks for your help. Just synced from Alfred2 and pointed A3 to the folder – and got all my workflows and websearchers back. My themes needed a clean-out anyway... Look forward to play more with Alfred3 - keep up the good work. Best Kithairon
  4. Just downloaded Alfred3 and bought my upgrade licence for the promising new Powerpack. Exciting stuff – but my workflows and prefs (quite a few of them after 3 years of use) are not there. The migration assistant I would have expected to start doesn't appear. Tried the terminal procedure twice with no effect. (Also had to re-enter my activation key three times, since after every new start of the app the latter was gone). Any ideas how to get migration on the road? Alfred 2 is still in place, have not deleted anything. Latest OSX and Alfred. Thanks for help.
  5. After a lapse of some months in the use of Skimmer I tried splitting a shortish pdf yesterday (v3.2.1 / El Cap / Skim 1.4.17). The script seems to run as usual but the pages end up simply doubled but not split. Are there known incompatibilites with latest OS or Skim versions? Any news on a fix? (Grateful user here: I've successfully tidied my huge pdf-library with it.)
  6. Excellent workflow, very appreciated – thanks for your great input here. (Still haven't quite given up hope that this could be combined with the OT workflow – it's almost there except that in the OT workflow the duden.de option doesn't look for the original search term, only for subsequent ones as described here: http://www.alfredforum.com/topic/3644-openthesaurusde-workflow/#entry23348
  7. Tried v6.5. Nice addition to open an item directly in FF. (Like probably a few Zotero users I use both Standalone and FF for different tasks.) Some observations: When I do an authorsearch and open the item in Zotero proper, I seem to get an additional empty tab for every opened item. The highlighting in the middle pane is erratic, i.e. sometimes there and sometimes not. The item is always found, the info tab displays the looked for item's info, the middle pane shows the segment of my library that contains the looked for item – it's just not highlited in the usual grey. Have not found out
  8. Thanks for the latest improvements; tried 6.4 with scannable cites and my accented names – it works great. When writing I've started pasting my cites with ZQ now. When doing an author search, I'm particularly grateful for getting at the accented characters by using the corresponding 'vanilla' ASCII character; this makes the searches much more convenient. I'm also getting the full number of entries for authors which have more than one item in my Zotero library – thus the new filter seems to do a great job. And I appreciate the aesthetic improvement of names in the scans itself – i.e. "NÃÉaÃÑnÃ
  9. @Shawn Rice: Thanks for your tricks in PDF trimming. Felt confirmed in some of my choices – and was particularly happy to pick up your suggestion about using Preview (rather than Acrobat) for shifting and deleting pages – it does that more gracefully than Adobe's behemoth. Also, plan to start using ClearSpace. @Stephen: Have used your latest Skimmer on 40+ pdfs. I report with some wistfulness that I'll foresee using it very little in the future – it's so good it has put itself out of business. I have literally no more frumpy PDFs left. Managed to throw one last error on a huge file (700p u
  10. Thanks for the latest update. I'm happy to say it works beautifully on both 10.8.5 and 10.9 – truly amazing. I tried about 10 pdfs (some of them north of 500 p) and it worked fine – and faster than I expected according your description earlier. This is so helpful for folks with pdfs of out-of-print-books and old scanned double-page articles. Hat tip across the pond! I noticed that the pdfs after cropping & splitting seem to triple sometimes quadruple in size; after saving them in Acrobat with the "reduce size" option they come down again without noticeable loss of reading quality. Sti
  11. Ran the splitter.scpt. The error kicks in on the following line: tell application "System Events" to tell process "Skim" to tell menu bar 1 to tell menu bar item 3 to tell menu 1 to click menu item 1 Hope that helps.
  12. Ran your latest script on a 10.9.2 machine. The error here is: [iNFO: alfred.workflow.input.keyword] Processing output 'alfred.workflow.action.script' with arg '' [ERROR: alfred.workflow.action.script] Code 1: splitter.scpt: execution error: System Events got an error: osascript hat keine Berechtigung für den Hilfszugriff. (-1719) i.e. "osascript has no permission for the auxiliary access"
  13. Thanks, but no luck. Result as before: nice trim, backup of original and new split.pdf are produced, albeit empty. The error remains: [ERROR: alfred.workflow.action.script] Code 1: splitter.scpt: execution error: Can’t make POSIX file "/Users/amw/Downloads/temp/" of application "Finder" into type alias. (-1700). I'm still on 10.8.5.
  14. Just tried with 1.2.1. The trims work smooth, the 2nd dialogue (about keeping the first page) comes up – however: [ERROR: alfred.workflow.action.script] Code 1: splitter.scpt: execution error: Can’t make POSIX file "/Users/amw/Downloads/original_sarvastivada_literature_left_1.pdf" of application "Finder" into type alias. (-1700) There is new file called [filename]_split.pdf which is, however, just a single empty page.
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