MacOS Mojave was introduced to the world at WWDC 2018, many new features were introduced. They also briefly showed a new feature that allows users to install the latest version of the system, quickly and easily place watermarks to pages of a PDF file, or a batch of images, using the Quick Actions function of the system operative. Here we tell you how to do it step by step.
What is Quick Actions?
Quick Actions is a new function of MacOS Mojave that facilitates access to the Finder to common tasks. It is located in the lower right corner of the Finder preview window, or by right clicking directly on a file, quick actions can perform a number of functions, from rotating an image to transforming a batch of images into a single file PDF.
To make watermarks is not a standard fast action option, at least in the first Mojave beta, but it is possible to get the function with some Automator customizations.
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Watermark in PDF
- Search in Spotlight to open Automator, and then click on the new document. Select contextual workflow and click on choose.
- Go to the sidebar of the library and select PDF and then double-click on Watermark PDF documents. Click on add in the action and look for a suitable watermark image. Here, users can adjust the offset, scale, angle and opacity of the source file.
- Now go to files and folders and add the action move items from the Finder to the workflow. Users can select where the watermarked PDF will be saved once a watermark is applied. Save the new workflow and name. Keep in mind that the name of the workflow will be displayed as a quick action.
To change the image of the watermark, simply go back to Automator and duplicate the workflow in PDF, replace the image and save it under a different name.
This is a pretty useful function, that for the most productive work. Without a doubt, macOS has not had the advance we all hope for, but the system has been gradually polishing, Apple has been adding small but useful functions that make life easier.