Automating complex tasks


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Automating complex tasks

Apple includes a tool with Lion called Automator and as its name suggests it's a toolkit for automating tasks on your Mac. So let's take a look. When you first launch Automator you will be offered the opportunity to create one of a variety of workflows. For our purposes we're going to start by choosing Workflow and click on Choose. Workflow is simply a series of actions that can be run within Automator. The interface, you see first of all under Library categories of actions.

So for example here are the actions that you can undertake with Calendar. Contacts, Documents, Files & Folders, Fonts, so on and so forth. The main part of the window is for assembling your workflow and to do that all you have to do is grab an action and you drag it into the workflow and it will add that action to your workflow. So let's create a few workflows. I am going to move the Automator window. First thing I am going to do is create a couple of folders on the desktop. I am going to call this on...

Automating complex tasks
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Automating complex tasks provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Christopher Breen as part of the Mac OS X Lion Essential Training

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