Google Docs is handy for collaborative editing & referencing. But Pages makes the prettiest PDFs.

So my current process is:

  • from google docs, export as word doc
  • open in Pages
  • export to PDF

Is there a way to automate this process?


  • 1
    Not sure if there is an easy way to do all of this. However, if this is something you definitely need, perhaps you can start with these two sources: "Automate tasks in Google Sheets" and "iWork Automation: Pages AppleScript Support". You would probably also need to use the Automator app that comes with macOS along with some AppleScript code for which this, I think, is a nice brief intro: "Using AppleScript To Automate In Numbers"
    – Alper
    Mar 13 at 12:48
  • Does Pages really make 'prettier' PDFs of an imported Word document than Word or Office-compatible, without any manual intervention?
    – benwiggy
    Mar 13 at 13:50
  • @benwiggy - yes - better typography/kerning/etc Mar 14 at 15:34


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