This post is part of a series that are components of my “Expert Plan” at my school, looking to create a shared resource for my colleagues as the school moves towards greater adoption of laptops and technology in our pedagogy.
This AppleScript application converts any word processing files that Pages can open into PDFs. This application will only work on Macs.
To use this application, drag a icon(s) of a file or group of files on to the icon for the application. When asked, pick which folder you would like to save the PDFs into. As the application runs, if Pages cannnot open a particular file, you will see a message warning you of this. When the application completes, it will display a list of all the files that could not be converted (or simply quit if all of the files were converted).
To install this application, click the link below to download it as a ZIP archive. Double-click the “Convert Word Processing Files to PDFs.zip” icon to expand the ZIP archive and drag the application icon to where you want to use it.
Seth Battis November 22nd, 2009