Hello everyone. I’m looking for some assistance in creating a shortcut. I’ll briefly describe what I want it to do, and then describe what I think I need to do to build it.
Every week I receive an email with multiple Word documents attached. I want to be able to import all of them into a single GoodNotes 5 file.
I’m thinking I need to do the following:
- Put all those Word docs in a folder.
- Convert the docs into pdfs.
- Combine the pdfs into a single pdf.
- Open the pdf in GoodNotes.
I’d love to be able to automate everything, but I’m fairly sure I’ll need to save the email attachments to a folder manually, and that’s no big deal. It seems that Shortcuts can do more with iCloud drive than OneDrive which is what I use at work. Again no biggie.
What I’m having trouble with is being able to select a folder and then process the files in that folder individually. Is there a way to do that in Shortcuts?
Any assistance would be most appreciated.
When you specify a path to a folder in the Get File action, it returns all the files within it.
Thanks for that! That helps a lot. This doesn’t seem to work using the document picker (you can’t select a folder and selecting multiple files doesn’t work either), but that’s got me moving forward!
And it all kinda fell into place after that! I wrote the pdfs out to a dated folder and then used Make PDF again using the Repeated Results to combine the pdfs, and then mailed it to GoodNotes.
Not sure if anyone is interested, but I added a couple of bells and whistles to the shortcut.
Here’s roughly how it looks now:
Date - Get next Tuesday’s date (the review meeting for the documents is every Tuesday)
Create a folder with next Tuesday’s date in the folder the docs are copied to.
For each file in the folder, convert it as a pdf and save it to the dated folder.
Delete the original Word docs.
Combine all the pdfs into a single document and name it with the meeting title and date.
Email it to GoodNotes.
Pretty basic stuff for the automation ninjas, but I’m feeling quite proud of myself.