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Although Automator is designed for ease of use, it takes some practice and patience to master. One area that is particularly difficult for beginners to work through is workflow errors. Today, I’ll focus on problems that occur when opening workflows.
Automator is a great tool for performing time consuming and repetitive tasks in Mac OS X. Although Automator is designed for ease of use, it takes some practice and patience to master. One area that is particularly difficult for beginners to work through is workflow errors. Inevitably, Automator users will encounter occasional problems when opening or running their workflows. But, there are some practical techniques for alleviating such errors. Over the next five days, I’ll be providing some quick tips to help troubleshoot some common workflow problems in Mac OS X 10.5.x Leopard. Today, I’ll focus on problems that occur when opening workflows.
If you’ve used Automator, then the odds are that you’ve encountered one of these scenarios: a) You’ve created a workflow in Tiger, but have now upgraded to Leopard, b) You’ve gotten a workflow from a friend, c) You’ve downloaded a workflow online. All of these scenarios have one thing in common – they are often likely to produce an error when opening the workflow in Leopard.
Open errors usually occur in one of two situations:
Check back tomorrow for another Automator troubleshooting tip!
For more on Automator, check out my book Automator for Automator for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide, as well as my video podcast series Mac Automation Made Simple.