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Apple® Automator with AppleScript® Bible by Thomas Myer

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Appendix A. Automator Resources

IN THIS APPENDIX

  • Web-based tutorials

  • Online community

  • Tools and downloads

  • Training

Because you can't possibly learn everything about a subject from just one book (even a book as marvelous as this one!), I decided to put together a few appendixes that offer links and brief reviews of other Automator resources.

In this appendix, you'll find links to tutorials; online communities; tools and downloads; and training. Keep learning, keep searching; it's a big world out there. Also, I've bookmarked many of these resources on my Delicious account. Just go to www.delicious.com/myerman/automator.

Web-Based Tutorials

There are a number of excellent Web-based tutorials out there (both free and for a fee) that cover Automator. Here are just a few of them.

VTC Mac OS X Automator tutorials

These tutorials are available at:

www.vtc.com/products/Mac-OS-X-Automator-tutorials.htm

If you don't want to type all that, here's a BudURL for it:

http://budurl.com/lgnd

The tutorials here are all video-based. The first dozen or so tutorials are free (comprising over 30 minutes of instruction), and the rest of them (over 30) are available for around $100. From what I can tell perusing the free resources, Jesse Feller has created a very nice product. He teaches in a step-by-step way, providing you with a lot of hands-on instruction. The audio and video quality is very good for this format, and you can choose from either QuickTime or Flash media types.

The last time I checked, these tutorials ...

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