I have tried to figure this out on Automator but it is beyond my technical capacity. Can someone please advise?
I want to automate the process of my PDF highlights and notes being added to an application (Scrivener).
- Open Endnote X9
- Select, read , highlight and make notes on a PDF (either in Endnote or Preview)
- Close Endnote
Then, I'd like Automator to:
- Scan the Endnote folder to identity any PDFs that I've updated with highlights/notes/annotations
- Convert the highlights/notes/annotations to plaintext
- Add the plaintext to a Scrivener file.
Is this possible?
I can see the highlights and notes in the Inspector box, and I can manually add highlighted text to Scrivener via services, but I'd like to automate part of the workflow as much as possible.
(Please don't suggest I use a different PDF viewer or reference manager app – I'm on an institutional computer and using what's approved).