Tag Archives: Automator

How to Automate Saving the First Page of a Batch of PDFs as JPGs


Not specifically a FileMaker challenge today, this is an Apple Macintosh Automator/Shell Script routine. I recently had the requirement of generating a set of images for a large set of PDFs—I just needed the first page of a batch of PDFs converted into JPG files.

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Speedy Document Scanning Directly into FileMaker Pro 13


A Macintosh computer, FileMaker Pro 13, a Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i, Automator, Applescript, a Folder Action and FileMaker’s URL Scheme make a paperless solution for legal waivers a reality.

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How to Automate Webcam Photo Capture Within Filemaker Pro (Mac)


I went looking for a way to capture photos from a webcam into a FileMaker container field on a Macintosh. The plugin options were not as good as I thought they might be, but there was a happy ending to my search. I came up with a free way to snap photos right into FileMaker […]

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Shrinking Batches of PDF Files on a Mac for FileMaker Server 12


Putting PDFs on a diet. With FileMaker 12’s new container abilities, more developers and companies will be using FileMaker 12 for document management systems. One of the issues with document management is file size. ‘Garbage in, landfill overflow’ as they say. If you put in huge files, you may quickly end up with a gigantic […]

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