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Is there an easy way to schedule a print job? I want my kids to think Santa did it from the North Pole using some sort of magic.

 

Thank you in advance.

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Is there an easy way to schedule a print job? I want my kids to think Santa did it from the North Pole using some sort of magic.

 

Thank you in advance.

Now that's thinking ahead. Maybe a applescript.

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You certainly could get an applescript to open the document and then send it to the printer, then set that as an iCal alarm so it runs at a specified time. What application has the letter from santa been made in??

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I ended up using a workflow in automater and saved it as an iCal event. Open Automater and add "Get Specified Finder Items". Add the file you need to print. Add it "Print Finder Items" and choose the printer you want. Choose File > Save as Plugin and save it as an iCal event. Change the time as needed.

 

 

 

 

The kids were completely convinced it was him.

 

I named the files and print jobs "2008 Taxes" just incase they found them or spotted me working with them. The first one printed out Sunday at 9:00 A.M. And we made sure thy were all hanging out by the computer. It is really easy because it is in the living room. They were "Lured" in there to make a wish list. The second one printed about 3:00 P.M. To drive it home.

 

All beds were made, all toys were cleaned up, one of them even offered to do the dishes....I am not a fan of having them do housework, but picking up after themselves is fine by me. I would rather them pick up after themselves a and help out with the other stuff. After all, how good a job can a 6 year old do?

 

First one:

 

 

Christmas is almost here and we at the North Pole are getting ready.


Remember I am especially watching you now.


Louis


Aleigha


Lila

Lila, I noticed that you have been on my website and I appreciate it. Be good and listen to the adults…..remember that they are in charge.


Louis, Behave and listen to Jane, Dad, Mom.


Aleigha, I noticed you have a little problem and I hope you figure it out soon.

I will see all of you this December.



Do me a favor, make a wish list and give it to your Mom or Dad and they can mail it to me…….they know how to get in touch with me.

So far you are ALL being good, keep it up.

 

 

Santa


 

 

Second one:

 

Still

Watching!

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