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#1 2010-09-16 08:16:28 am

barbarapress
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Using the Combine Text Files option in automator-creates a blank doc

Hello,

I am trying to combine a folder of text docs into one document and I am trying it with automator.
Here is my workflow, which runs and finishes, but ht document it creates is blank.

Ask for Finder Items (here is where I choose the folder with the files)
Combine Text Files
New Text File (I give it a name here and location)
Set Contents of TextEdit Document (I choose by appending)

when I view results-it creates and names the new file, but nothing is in it?

any thoughts
babs

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#2 2013-03-05 07:27:52 pm

pjdube
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Re: Using the Combine Text Files option in automator-creates a blank doc

Yeah, I am finding that the Combine Text Files also does not work.

However there is an alternative way of doing it:

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You will have to purchase the Text Automator Action Pack from here:

http://www.automatedworkflows.com

As I use the Read Text File action in order to accomplish this.

You can also change it to a service so that you can right click on the file and select the service and it will do the whole folder.

Let me know if you need any other help.

Regards,

Phil

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#3 2013-03-06 05:07:55 am

barbarapress
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Re: Using the Combine Text Files option in automator-creates a blank doc

Hi Phil,

This is great!! Thank you.
I had forgotten about this, but will use for future stuff like this!

regards,
babs

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