How to Watermark PDF Pages Using Quick Actions in macOS – pcinfo

With the release of macOS Mojave, Apple introduced Quick Actions, a new feature that helps improve productivity. With Quick Behavior, you can easily access common tasks such as rotating images in the Finder or compiling multiple images into a single PDF file. By default, the Automator workflow is used to process files.

Watermarks Options for PDF files are not displayed by default in Quick Jobs, but can be added using some Automator customizations. As a result, you can easily insert watermarks into PDF files using the Finder without adding third-party software.

Adding a watermark to a PDF file can be very difficult. For example, if you want to create a company report and display your company logo on every page, you can simply watermark the final PDF file instead of manually adding it to every page using your editing software.

1. On your Mac, open Automator. You can do this easily by searching in Spotlight.

  Watermark Pdf Quick Actions Automator

2. Click "New Document" in the lower left corner. Select "Quick Action" and click Choose.

  Watermark Pdf Quick Actions

3. Select "PDF file" from the drop-down list at the top of the Automator window in the "Workflow Receiving Current" drop-down field.

  Watermark Pdf Quick Operation Pdf

3. On the first sidebar, select "PDF". On the second sidebar, select (double-click) the "Watermark PDF document".

  Watermark Pdf Watermark Option

4. Click "Add" in the upper right corner and select the image you want to use as a watermark.

A colored background is watermarked using a .png file with a transparent background as a watermark.

When a file is added, the file is displayed under "Watermark".

  Watermark Pdf Watermark

5. The option to adjust the watermark is displayed and you can adjust the offset (position), size (size), angle and opacity. To adjust the offset, enter a value in the x or y box to move the image along the x or y axis, respectively.

  Watermark Pdf Quick Job Watermark Option

You can also choose whether to create a watermark or place it above or below the PDF. In most cases, you can hide a PDF by placing the PDF page "under" instead of placing it transparently.

6. Select "Files and Folders" in the first sidebar and select "Move Finder Items" in the second sidebar.

  Watermark Pdf Quick Task Finding Task

7. In the "Move Finder Items" task, you now need to specify where you want to save the Watermark PDF file to your Mac. You can select a location by clicking on the default location (desktop) and selecting "Other".

  Watermark Pdf Quick Operation Other Location

8. When you are finished, click "File -> Save" and save the workflow with a name that you can easily identify in a quick task such as "Watermark PDF".

How to create a watermark for a PDF file in the Finder

Now that you have set up a Quick Action, you can create a PDF file It is very easy to watermark yourself in the Finder.

1. Open the Finder and select the file you want to watermark.

2. Right-click on the file and select "Quick Tasks".

3. In the list, select "Watermark PDF" (or the name you specified for Quick Job above).

  Watermark Pdf Watermark PDF

4. The Finder automatically watermarks the PDF file and saves it to the location you specify.

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