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I'd like to set up a simple keyboard shortcut that would save the currently selected file in the finder as a pdf, assuming it is a filetype that can be converted to pdf. I've already followed this nice shortcut for doing this when the document is open, but now I'm looking to take this one step further and have it work on the file from the finder.

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Box of chocolates ? I mean what is the original file format or are they different. – Buscar웃 May 7 '13 at 7:32
What about creating a Automator service ? – Matthieu Riegler May 7 '13 at 8:10
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Simple solution with Automator if you are just handling images

You can batch convert these files by:

  1. Open Automator from /Applications

  2. Create a new Service

  3. Drag the Get Specified Finder Items to the workflow builder.

  4. Drag the New Pdf From Image to the workflow builder

  5. Save the service & bind it your keyboard shortcut preferences

If you're using other filetypes, you may you the Print finder items action. But it will use a popup if I'm not mistaken.

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