Saving a batch of DOC(X) document as PDF
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Hans Lenting  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Membro (2006)
German to Dutch
Dec 20, 2020

I've been testing some Applescripts to quickly convert MS Word documents to PDF. I've found this particular script very useful:

Screenshot 2020-12-20 at 11.20.11


tell application "Finder"
set input to selection
end tell

tell application id "com.microsoft.Word"
activate
set view type of view of active window to draft view

repeat with aFile in input
open aFile
set theOutputPath to ((aFile as text) & ".pdf")
repeat while not (active document is not missing value)
delay 0.5
end repeat
set activeDoc to active document
save as activeDoc file name theOutputPath file format format PDF
close active document saving no
end repeat
end tell


Tested with Word for Mac version 16.44

  • In the Finder, select the MS Word documents that you want to convert.
  • Run the script.



[Edited at 2020-12-20 10:22 GMT]


 

Dan Lucas  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:44
Membro (2014)
Japanese to English
Nice Dec 20, 2020

Hans Lenting wrote:
I've been testing some Applescripts to quickly convert MS Word documents to PDF. I've found this particular script very useful

Vaguely reminiscent of ARexx on the Amiga! Not a MacOS person, but good to see people discussing automation, thank you.

Dan


 


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