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Collapsing Actions

As you begin creating longer workflows, you may find that you're scrolling a lot to reach an action. There is a solution to this tedious task. Automator makes it easy to collapse individual actions, enabling you to view more of your workflow at a time, which means less scrolling. Collapsing an action condenses the action's interface down to a single title bar, hiding the action's settings, options, description, and so on.

To collapse an action in the workflow area:

  • Double-click the action's title bar (Figure 4.47).

    Figure 4.47

    Figure 4.47 A collapsed action in the workflow area.

    or

    Click the small disclosure triangle to the left of the action's name in the title bar.

To expand a collapsed action in the workflow area:

  • Double-click the title bar of the action (Figure 4.48).

    Figure 4.48

    Figure 4.48 An expanded action in the workflow area.

    or

    Click the small disclosure triangle to the left of the action's name in the title bar again.

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