6. Running, Saving, and Opening Workflows

You know the basics of Automator. By now you can create a workflow, add actions to a workflow, modify action settings, and more. In this chapter, you’ll move up to running, saving, opening, and closing workflow files and applications.

What’s the big deal? Well, workflows can be saved as workflow files, applications, or plug-ins—they’re pretty versatile. Think of a workflow file like a document file, such as a Word document. Once saved, you can open a workflow file in Automator, make changes to it, resave it, and close it. You can also run it within Automator. Workflows saved as applications are a bit different, though. They work like other applications on your Mac. You launch them, and they run by themselves; ...

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