Tag Archives: macintosh

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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Running FileMaker Scripts from Your Desktop with Launchy or Alfred


Here is a cool trick, a method of running FileMaker Pro scripts directly from the Desktop on Mac or Windows computers. My friend Joshua Paul of Neo Code Software sent me an email with the headline “Launchy/Alfred + FileMaker FMP URI = AWESOME“. Josh is often coming up with innovative approaches to technical challenges, so I […]

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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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How to find lost image files in your Mac Mail folder


I recently saw mention of an app for the Mac that helps you find your photos lost in your email attachments. It is called Lost Photos and sells for $2.99 in the App Store. Although the price is a bargain and not to take the thunder of out of this app, which does some other […]

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Replacing a Time Machine Backup Hard Drive


There are a number of good articles on setting up Time Machine backup hard drives. This blog entry is a little different. A client recently encounter a problem with their Time Machine backup. This article is if you already have a Time Machine hard drive that is giving you troubles. Get a new hard drive […]

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Getting Help about FileMaker – FAST!


I recently saw a useful tip from the folks at Skeleton Key on speeding up access to the FileMaker Help System. View the video version of their tip here. This tip is primarily for Mac Users. I tested this in FileMaker Pro for Windows using Parallels and it doesn’t look like this is really an […]

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All the Access you want on a Mac


A recent project required accessing MDB files from Access. I found this useful utility in the Mac App Store. Bare Bones Microsoft Access Table Viewer app MDB Viewer available on the Mac Store is really just a bare bones table viewer for Microsoft Access MDB files. It sells for $6 and for the right situation […]

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Move Selected Files into a New Folder using AppleScript and Automator


Mac users, do you find yourself doing this more often than you like? You select a batch of files or folders, then realize you want to put these items into a folder to facilitate moving them about. You have to back out of your selection, create the folder, then move the files into the newly […]

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