been trawling the forums and online articles trying to figure this out but haven't managed. I'll be very grateful if someone can point me in the right direction!
Objective: To create an option in the print menu that will output a PDF and open it immediately in a specified application. That's it.
I believe Automator should be able to do this by:
- New Automator flow created - 'Print Plug-in' - This enable the option to come up in the Print menu (success!). And the description - Print Plugin receives PDF files from the print system sounds perfect - i.e. - It will input a PDF into the plug-in flow.
...? This is where I must be doing something wrong. Tried so far:
a. 'Set application for files - 'This action selects the application used to open the specified files.' - However, when I run the plug-in, nothing happens.
b. 'Launch application' - When I use this, the application I want to output the PDF to launches, but the actual PDF output doesn't open in it.
c. A combination of a and b - ie - Launch application then set it for files - This has a similar result to b.
I'm at a loss of what to do here. I suspect it must be something very simple! Would appreciate any help.
Thanks in advance!
Update with the how-to
Added as answer..