Every quarter at Mozilla managers get an automatically generated PDF report that we need to split into single pages.
The first time, I did that with Preview.app... dragging each page out. Slow, but reliable! It was only two pages, so it's doable.
The second time, I automated it, using THE AUTOMATOR!
This app was introduced in 2005 in Mac OS X and I've never actually used it for good. Well, I'm glad I finally found some good use for it, as these reports are getting longer and I would rather spend my time on something more interesting than dragging thumbnails around :-)
So, instructions if you don't like watching videos:
- Open Automator
- Create a new workflow
- Select Library... Ask For Finder Items... double click to add it to the workflow
- Select PDFs... Split PDF
- And RUN IT, using the bottom on the top right!
You could get fancier, and you probably still need to rename the individual files, but I haven't researched that bit yet.
Happy (and fast) splitting!