Storybook Production Tools

This page contains a listing of software and scripts that can be used during the Storybook production process.

The Unarchiver

With The Unarchiver you can extract most common compressed file archives. And because Microsoft Office document files are actually fancy .zip archives it can extract their contents easily. This avoids having to rename the document to have a .zip file extension before extraction.

Installing
The Unarchiver can be installed either from the Mac App Store or downloaded from the developer’s website and moved to your Applications folder.

The Unarchiver – Mac App Store The Unarchiver Homepage


PDF to SVG – Script

This script uses some command line tools to convert the pages in PDF files into individual SVG files. It is created as a macOS service that can be accessed from the Services menu when right-clicking on a PDF in the Finder.

When using this script, it is best to wait for it to completely finish before doing any other actions in the Finder such as selecting other documents or moving files.

Installing
Because this script requires the installation of various command line tools to support its functions, please contact Bryan to have it installed on your machine.


Split PDF – Script

This script will split a PDF file into individual PDF files for each of its pages. This is used to be able to embed the resulting PDFs into transcripts produced in Microsoft Word on the Mac. It is created as a macOS service that can be accessed from the Services menu when right-clicking on a PDF in the Finder.

When using this script, it is best to wait for it to completely finish before doing any other actions in the Finder such as selecting other documents or moving files.

Installing

  1. Download the script.
  2. Double click the Split PDF.workflow file.
  3. When a dialog appears click Install to install the service. (Then Replace when upgrading)

Split PDF.workflow


PPTX to PDF – Script

This script will allow you to select multiple PowerPoint files in the Finder and export them to PDF in one action. This can be useful when exporting a set of Bundles. It is created as a macOS service that can be accessed from the Services menu when right-clicking on a PDF in the Finder.

When using this script, it is best to wait for it to completely finish before doing any other actions in the Finder such as selecting other documents or moving files.

Note: This script will fail if PowerPoint is not already open when it is used.

Installing

  1. Download the script.
  2. Double click the PPTX to PDF.workflow file.
  3. When a dialog appears click Install to install the service. (Then Replace when upgrading)

PPTX to PDF.workflow

Published on May 30, 2017 at 12:46:59 pm CST. Last modified on June 14, 2018 at 1:00:15 pm CST.