PDF fun with Automator

Automator can do things with pdfs

On the Mac, Automator is one of the utilities that I hadn’t done anything with at all. Which is a shame, because once I opened it up, I discovered a bunch of actions all devoted to doing things with PDFs. Doing some research, I found this video showing how to batch combine jpegs into pdfs using it. I gave it a try and was surprised how fast it was (faster than trying to do the same thing in Acrobat).

PDF Like a Boss

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WHEN Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST) WHERE Clean Design // 6601 Six Forks Road, Suite 400 // Raleigh NC, 27615 - View Map Ever opened the export panel in InDesign and thought...what does all this stuff even mean? Ever … [Continue reading]

April 18 Meeting: Visual Design | Accessible Design


WHEN Monday, April 18, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST) WHERE McKinney - 318 Blackwell St Durham, NC 27701 - View Map What do you do? Are you a designer, communications director, prepress technician, freelance art director, marketing … [Continue reading]

What’s New in InDesign CC 2015


WHEN Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST) WHERE McKinney - 318 Blackwell St Durham, NC 27701 - View Map Come see what's new in InDesign CC 2015! There have been quite a few improvements in the latest version of InDesign. … [Continue reading]

September 30 Meeting: Best Practices for File Management and Workflows


Consider the following scenario: A co-worker comes to you and says, "Do you remember that project we did 2 years ago, and it had the picture of a squirrel? Well, I need some of the other photos we took that day. Can you find them for me?" Would you … [Continue reading]

July 30 Meeting: The Art, Technology, and Process of Custom Signage


Step outside of the cubicle and away from the computer on Thursday, July 30, as we learn about what goes into designing and creating a custom sign. Rodney’s Custom Cut Signs is a nationally recognized sign manufacturer and it’s partner company, Ink … [Continue reading]

Microsoft Office and Adobe together at last!


Oooh! A meeting about using Microsoft products…how fun! Said no one, ever. … [Continue reading]

Design Currency: Understand, define, and promote the value of your design work By Jenn Visocky O’Grady, Ken Visocky O’Grady

Designers are sometimes seen as ephemeral beings concerned about fonts, pixels, and pretty colors (and like to use phrases like "the emotional brand experience.") Things that, to the rest of an organization, may seem like trivial matters when … [Continue reading]

Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual

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Photoshop CC The Missing Manual is an amazingly information-dense manual. So much, that it's almost intimidating. However, the author does such a wonderful job at guiding the reader through the underworld of Photoshop, that you'll find yourself … [Continue reading]

Explore It! Reduce Risk and Increase Confidence with Exploratory Testing


In a nutshell, software testing is exploring software in a variety of circumstances to discover what things can happen. I originally got this book because I thought it would be helpful for me when I beta test plugins. I really had no idea what a … [Continue reading]