How to Create Multi-Page PDF in Mac OS X?
Have you ever had a bunch of multiple page documents that you wanted to merge into one PDF so as to create multi-page PDF? Using Adobe Acrobat is a way, but not ideal actually. Mac users have an application developed by Apple helping people to carry through a series of system tasks like transferring, converting or renaming files, called Automator. Maybe you rarely used it before, but in this article, you will discover the extraordinary function of this little handiest tool: scan multiple page files to PDF individually and then turn that group of PDFs into a single PDF.
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Guide on Creating Multi-Page PDF with Automator
Step 1: Launch "Finder" on your Mac and navigate to "Applications" folder. You will see a cool looking robot, yes, that is the Automator! Double click him to run the program.
Step 2: Automator will prompt you to select a template for your workflow from its various service templates. Point to "Application" and click "Choose" button.
Step 3: Expand Library on the left-hand side. Select "Files and Folders" and drag-and-drop "Get Selected Finder Items" from the next column into the right-hand window to create your workflow.
Step 4: Go back to the Library and point to "PDFs", you will see "Combine PDF Pages" from the right column. Drag and drop it underneath "Get Selected Finder Items". Pitch on "Appending pages".
Step 5: Go back to the Library again. Hit "Files and Folders" and add "Name Single Item in Finder Item Names" (or "Rename Finder Items") to your workflow in the same way. Select "Full Name" from the drop-down menu near the button of "Name" and clear the "to:" field. Then, click "Options" and check "Show this action when the workflow runs" in the lower part of this window.
Step 6: One more time we head back to the Library. Click "Files and Folders" again and move "New Folder" to the workflow. Check "Show this action when the workflow runs" too.
Step 7: Click "File" > "Save As" to name and save your home-made Multi-Page PDF Creator. Once saved, you can drag and drop files into the workflow to have this Creator run without launching Automator. The new Automator workflow should look like:
Step 8: Use your Multi-Page PDF Creator to scan your multiple page files. After the scanning, Ctrl+click the group of documents and choose "Open With" the app you created. Then, the work flow will begin and you will be prompted for entering a new name for your file and folder. After that, click "Continue" and your app will create multiple page PDF automatically.
By the way, as you can see, creating multi-page PDF with Automator is just a little cumbersome, especially for some new comers. If you want an easier way, iPubsoft PDF Creator for Mac is a better choice. It can customize and combine multiple imported files into one single PDF within 3 easy steps. All the process can be simply described as: Launch the program > Import multiple files > Start the creation. You won't regret to have a try with this groovy tool.