the following scenario

hi all
I’d like to know weather there is already an AppleScript (or a similar one) to the following scenario:

I often got to sort PDFs by their family name by ABC. So I’ve got in one folder all the PDFs and in its subfolder there are folders from a to z.

Now what I would like to achieve is that I can scroll down the PDFs and when I for example have a PDF that belongs to the folder “s”, because the family name begins with “s”, so I can only press the letter “s” on my keyboard and the PDF will be moved to the folder “s” with the help of AppleScript.

Would be great if there’s already a solution out for this.

Thanks in advance.


AppleScript can’t handle keystrokes, therefore the only possibility would be to open either a dialog to enter the character or to open the group selector but I don’t think that’s what you’re looking for.

However, depending on the naming scheme of the PDF documents (e.g. the first character of the first/second/third etc. word is the relevant one), AppleScript could automatically file all selected documents without any user interaction.

ok, thank you for your help!

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and the screencast halfway down the page.

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Hope this helps