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Alfred workflow to convert Word document to PDF

Here is a very simple workflow that convert any .rtf, .doc and .docx files to pdf. I've only tested it with Microsoft Word 2011.
It is triggered as a File Action, you can also set an hotkey.

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Download the workflow below and open in Alfred.

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Thats great. Thanks a lot. Very helpful.

Is there a way to change that the pdf is saved to the desktop?

 

Well I don't really know how to make it easily configurable since it's a File Action trigger (there is no way to set action modifier).

 

But since the pdf document, once it is ready, appears in Alfred window, you can easily move it to Desktop using the File Action "Move To" and then select "Desktop", that's really quick and handy I believe

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Your Workflow is working great, thanks!

 

I've set OPTION+CMD+P as a "Print to PDF" hotkey, ideally I'd like to add a further step that would automatically send the resulting PDF to a new message in mail.app, ready for sending.  I only typically make PDF versions of .doc files when emailing.  I wouldn't imagine this to be too challenging would it?  Would a relative novice (like me) be able to modify your workflow like this with a little applescript Google-Fu?

 

Thanks again for the great workflow.

 

Mark.

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Your Workflow is working great, thanks!

 

I've set OPTION+CMD+P as a "Print to PDF" hotkey, ideally I'd like to add a further step that would automatically send the resulting PDF to a new message in mail.app, ready for sending.  I only typically make PDF versions of .doc files when emailing.  I wouldn't imagine this to be too challenging would it?  Would a relative novice (like me) be able to modify your workflow like this with a little applescript Google-Fu?

 

Thanks again for the great workflow.

 

Mark.

 

If you convert only one file, at the end of the processing, the pdf file is opened in Alfred window, so you just have to use the File Action Email, that's really quick!

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This doesn't work for me at all. I tell it to convert a .doc file and alfred opens at the location the converted file should show up at but it never shows.

Can you tells me more: file names, screenshots, Microsoft version, osx version, Lang used, etc...

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I love this workflow... thanks again.  How hard would it be to create something similar to convert powerpoint decks to pdfs?

 

Thanks! Well to convert powerpoint to pdf, this would be same kind of workflow as this one. The applescript part of this workflow was taken from this thread https://discussions.apple.com/message/15180576#15180576 and I can see that there is an example for powerpoint here  https://discussions.apple.com/message/16244488#16244488

 

If you feel in the mood to do it yourself, you can start from this workflow, otherwise i'm sure someone will help if post this request on the forum.

 

cheers!

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