Supercharge Your Paperless Print to PDF Workflow
I’ve taken a tip from David Sparks’ Paperless ebook on using an Automator Print Plugin workflow to rename a file and move it to a folder - in this case named “Action” - in the process of printing it to PDF. Super slick! Sparks named the workflow “Rename -> Action”. The resulting print plugin workflow resides in the drop down menu of the PDF button in the OS X Print dialog box.
The problem for me is that I don’t like having to use my mouse to access the print plugin from the menu - which is how one would access this print plugin. Here’s where the Keyboard Maestro workflow comes in. By using the recipe pictured above, I can activate the entire print to PDF and Automator workflow with one simple keyboard shortcut.
Print to PDF Nirvana!