4. Working with Actions

By now you should be comfortable creating workflows with Starting Points, which will automatically insert actions into your workflow to get you going. There’s a lot more to Automator, however, than these simple beginnings. To do anything truly useful, you need to add more actions to your workflow than Starting Points provides, and you need to configure those actions to do what you want. This chapter helps you get to this next level by showing you how to:

• Find an action that’s right for your workflow

• Add actions to your workflow and understand warning messages that may be displayed

• Configure an action’s settings and options so the action will do what you want

• Adjust your workflow by renaming, deleting, and disabling ...

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