2. Building Simple Workflows

The best way to learn to use Automator is to dive in and build a practical workflow that accomplishes something you do repeatedly. Not only will such a project familiarize you with Automator’s interface, it will show you how much of a difference the application can make in your unique workflow.

To help you get started, this chapter walks you through creating several simple workflows:

Email Daily Birthday Greetings. Creates birthday greeting emails for anyone in your Address Book whose birthday is the current day.

Add Spotlight Comments to Photos. Adds Spotlight comments to your digital photos, making them easier to search.

Email Photo Thumbnails. Creates thumbnail versions of iPhoto images, and inserts them ...

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