Seeking a way to easily open and save PowerPoint presentations in Keynote? This month’s Automator workflow shows you how. I am trying to run the script (pasted below) to convert a powerpoint pptx file to ppt file using Office But it throws a lot of security warnings. Microsoft Office for Mac (and ) includes several Automator workflows, but Microsoft is no longer providing Automator actions for.

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In this page I found the following non working apple script: After another hour reading, trying, fixing I brought the Script to work. Mike Eng 32 4 4 Here’s what I see in Automator. When I search in actions for “convert”, here’s what I get. Reply I have this question too I have this question too Me too Me too. Batch-convert ppt to pdf Hi, I don’t have PP with the export feature, but I assume the class to open a file in PP should be an alias try this Applescript: To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question.

There are a few ways you can come at this. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. The mention on there of Viewing by Application or Category doesn’t appear to prevent them showing in the search, only in the left pane. Post as a guest Name. I use the latest version of Powerpoint Version The popup dialog mentioned above looks like this.


I don’t conveft that a timing problem is the cause. At least for a day I got the idea with the keystrokes from Nigel’s little how-to. I would have loved to bring the clickies to work, as for future-script that “might” be helpful, but for the moments I had to finish it as there are three exams next week.

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Batch-convert ppt to pdf do you refer to the proper UI element? Batch-convert ppt to fo maybe it’s a timing problem, the script should wait until the sheet is visible Applescript: Downloads Hazel Rules Automator Workflow.

My knowledge of coding is limited. In your case you put a Finder tell block of code inside the Keynote tell block of code. Thanks for this link. When I convert a presentation manually with some chart, I get the same popup dialog as you.

Batch-convert ppt to pdf Hi all I’m trying to write a script to batch-convert all the ppts in a folder to pdf. For that, did you go with the GUI scripting route?

The basic problem is that nothing happens. Batch-convert ppt to pdf Hmmmm Sign up using Facebook.

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I am trying to run the script pasted below to convert a powerpoint pptx file to ppt file using Office Rather than messing around, trying to debug incompatible actions, AppleScript is your friend here. For one presentation, do you get errors converting from pptx to ppt? If you have an idea: I always try to avoid nested application tell blocks. I edited the script in my answer, now no error for me.


It’s applescrkpt necessary to activate PP three times in every loop The kind of the file is never “PPT” it’s better to filter the extension. The microsoft doc says you need to turn on some option for complete conversion.

Ask Different works best with JavaScript enabled. Batch-convert ppt to pdf A wonderful good morning! Dec 9, 9: Email Required, but never shown. Hi, I don’t have PP with the export feature, but I assume the class to open a file in PP should be an alias try this. This one is a pretty good one, too. I’ll have to check appleacript my company’s IT dept about that. User profile for user: All replies Drop Down menu.

Automatically Filing PowerPoint Presentations – Automator, Hazel, AppleScript

This could cause conflicts and thus errors. What happens when you manually tk the conversion? As you see, I choose the cups-pdf-variant and took a shortcut by using the keystroke-commands instead of the clicki-bits, but all the attempts using the latter entirely failed.

So, you must run an AppleScript from the Automator workflow Here is the script edited: