As I was wrapping up a project, I stopped and marveled at what Panorama had allowed me to accomplish.
There were lots of “standard” Panorama processes involved, but the most exceptional parts involved Panorama’s ability to work outside itself.
Working with Enterprise, a particular process is triggered by a web browser selection. After processing some data, Panorama generates a handful of documents and, using PDFSetup, it saves them as PDFs. Then it builds an AppleScript that runs an Automator action to combine the PDFs into one. When that’s completed it builds another AppleScript to run a shell script to zip and password protect the zipped file. Then it builds a Python script that sends the zipped file as an email attachment to the targeted recipient.
Along the way it created folders, adjusted permissions, organized the PDFs and then cleaned up after itself by deleting all but the zip file.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Panorama’s biggest limitation is between my ears. There’s a way to get it to do anything that my Mac is capable of. I just have to figure it out.