Script: Print document with Google Chrome

This script prompts the user for a file (presumably a .bike file), opens it in Google Chrome as HTML, and then displays Chrome’s print dialog.

The script offers further customization options for printing a Bike document, whether it’s scaling it correctly (setting margins, etc.) or adding custom styling rules using Chrome’s DevTools.

NOTE: The script assumes you have Google Chrome installed. You can modify the script as needed.

To test in Script

  • Copy & paste the entire script from behind the expansion triangle below.
  • Select a .bike file.
  • Click “Run”.
-- Prompt user to choose a file
set theFile to choose file with prompt "Select your file:"

-- Create a temporary path with .html extension
set filePath to POSIX path of theFile
set tempFilePath to filePath & ".temp.html"

-- Copy the original file to the temporary path
do shell script "cp " & quoted form of filePath & " " & quoted form of tempFilePath

-- Open the temporary file with Google Chrome
do shell script "/Applications/Google\\\\ Chrome " & quoted form of tempFilePath

-- Introduce a 0.5-second delay before sending the keystroke
delay 0.5

-- Send a simulated Command + P keystroke to the Chrome window
tell application "System Events"
	tell process "Google Chrome"
		keystroke "p" using command down
	end tell
end tell

-- Delete the temporary file
do shell script "rm " & quoted form of tempFilePath