1. Getting Started

Automator’s purpose is to help you to become more efficient. It works with the files, folders, applications, and the operating system on your Mac to automate time-consuming or repetitive tasks. When using Automator, you’ll first think about an overall job you want to accomplish. Next, you’ll identify the applications or processes that will be involved, and, finally, specify the individual tasks you want to perform within those applications or processes.

In Automator, each task is called an action, and you can link multiple actions together to form a workflow. The workflow you create can run within Automator, or you can save it to run outside of Automator in a variety of ways. When run, the actions within your workflow execute ...

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