Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

How can you modify the output folder of the Extract PDF text action ? I made a basic workflow to extract the text of PDF files, but the output folder is stuck to Desktop. I can change it in Automator, but the changes are not saved. It reverts to Desktop when I reopen the workflow.

Automator Bureau means Desktop. This is the one that refuses to be set.

share|improve this question
    
I may have a solution, but can you show the workflow first so I can get a better idea of what you are doing. –  markhunte Oct 20 '12 at 16:58
    
The whole workflow consists in one action:extract PDF text. It just refuses to accept another output directory –  Antoine Lecaille Oct 20 '12 at 17:03
    
Do you have the 'show this action.." ticked in the options –  markhunte Oct 20 '12 at 17:06
add comment

2 Answers 2

This seems to be a bug with Automator, as I can reproduce the same problem.

The workaround is to have Automator move the file to your desired destination after the text is extracted. Just add the Move Finder Items action (sorry, I'm not sure of the exact french translation) after the Extract action, and set it to your desired directory.

Move Finder Items action

share|improve this answer
add comment
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Instead of directly choosing a directory in the drop-down menu, which for some reason, doesn't work, choose: New variable.

Then choose a name, and a directory where you want the files to be saved.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.