Write an Automator Workflow in Mac OS X Mountain Lion


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Writing a simple Automator workflow

In the few movies, I'm going to walk you through something called Automator. An Automator is an application that, as its name implies, helps you automate tasks on your Mac. And let's see how it works. I'll launch it. You can find this in the Utilities folder, by the way. And here is our Workflow window. When you first launch Automator, you'll see a template chooser and this shows you the kind of items that you can create with Automator. The simplest is a Workflow, you can also create Applications, Services, Print Plugins, Folder Action, Calendar Alarm, and Image Capture Plugin, and I'll show you a few of these as we go through this in the next few movies.

So I'm going to start with the simplest, which is Workflow. So I'll click on Choose. Now this is how it's set up. Along the left side you see a library entry, and this includes items that have actions, which are on the second pane, attached to them. So for example if I choose Calendar, you see all the act...

Writing a simple Automator workflow
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Writing a simple Automator workflow provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Christopher Breen as part of the Mac OS X Mountain Lion Essential Training

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