Archive for February, 2007

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After having to subscribe to the Wall Street Journal for one of my college courses, I was determined to find easier ways to get the content to my desktop. I discovered that they provide a PDF version for the front page of every section, with the date being the only differentiation in the filename.

By using the Replace Date Placeholders automator action, I can now automatically download a PDF for the Wall Street Journal every morning. It simply replaces the date portion of the filename with the current date. I have done the same to fetch the latest Penny-Arcade comic.

With that said, I have a few questions for you:

  • Do you have any Automator Workflows that are pretty handy?
  • What would you use the Replace Date Placeholders action for?
  • Are there any other online publications that provide PDF versions?