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Ben Waldie

Five Automator Services Tips in Five Days: Merge Selected PDFs

By Ben WaldieDec 10, 2009

Today's Automator Service workflow tip involves something that I do fairly frequently, merging multiple PDF files together.  Fortunately, with Automator Service workflows in Snow Leopard, this is now much easier for me than it used to be.

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Extending Automator: Adding Workflows to the Services Menu

By Ben WaldieApr 24, 2009

With the help of ThisService, a third-party utility from waffle software, and AppleScript, you can now run Automator workflows from the Services menu in Mac OS X.

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Extending Automator: Running Workflows with a Remote

By Ben WaldieApr 23, 2009

Some commercial applications are now making it possible to run your Automator workflows using an Apple Remote or other remote control.

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Extending Automator: Finding More Actions

By Ben WaldieApr 22, 2009

There are literally hundreds of add-on actions available from third-party developers to help extend Automator's capabilities.  To find them, you just need to know where to look.

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Extending Automator: Apple Remote Desktop Action Pack

By Ben WaldieApr 21, 2009

If you're a system administrator, then you may already know that Apple Remote Desktop comes with over 30 Automator actions.  But, what you may not know is that you can extend this set of actions even further by installing an additional ARD action pack.