fScanX Automator Action: Scan from the Finder
This example creates a "service" which allows you to scan in the Finder into any folder you can see, without having to locate a workflow application.
Start by launching Automator and creating a workflow, but this time choose to create a "Service" instead of an "Application":
Configure the service to accept folders:
Configure the service to accept them from the Finder:
Locate and drag in the fScanX action, then configure it the way you want:
Save the service, giving it a descriptive name:
Now you can scan directly in the Finder. Control-click (or right-click) on the folder into which you want to save a scanned document, navigate to the "Services" submenu, and select the service you just created:
You'll be prompted for a file name, with the location already set to the folder you clicked on, then the scan will start.
Next: how to scan & email.
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