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