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, Bob Stern <bob_stern@...> wrote:
> >John Rethorst wrote:
> >If you set the default print-to-file location to a given folder with
> >the transfer folder, and have an Applescript run automatically when
> >anything is added to that folder (as detailed on Edward's page),
> >which Applescript simply has the Finder print the added file, it
> >would be transparent.
> Quite true. I made the previous post after having read only the
> instructions for Tiger. I didn't realize you were refering to the
> instructions for Panther. The latter method would work in an
> emulated environment, even in Tiger, since it doesn't depend on any
> special integration between Classic and OS X.
> This raises a related point. The instructions require AppleScript
> Folder Actions. Does anyone besides me find that Folder Actions
> sometimes don't work? That is, adding a file to a folder sometimes
> triggers the folder action and sometimes does nothing.
I've had no trouble, but never used the feature much. IAC I tried
this Applescript, based on one on Edward's page:
on adding folder items to TheFolder after receiving FileToPrint
tell application "Printer Setup Utility"
tell application "Finder" to delete FileToPrint
end adding folder items to
I will get my Intel Mac back next week, so I did this on a PPC
Mac and attached it to a folder. I hit command-P in WP, set
the Laserwriter 8 dialog to File and clicked OK. It asked me
where I wanted the file to go (this setting sticks, so you only
need to point there once). I clicked OK again and the file
printed. Surprisingly, it printed just as fast as normally!