Automator for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Visual QuickStartGuide uses a combination of task-based instruction and
strong visuals to teach Macintosh users how to automate repetitive,
time-consuming tasks with the Automator application that is
included with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Automator comes with many
useful actions for lots of popular Apple applications. Each action
performs a single specific task, such as removing an empty playlist
from iTunes, or adding attachments to a Mail message. The real
power of Automator lies in mixing and matching these actions to
perform exactly the job you need them to, in a string of actions
known as a workflow.
Author Ben Waldie introduces readers to how Automator works, and then helps them assemble and use Automator workflows. This book covers the major updates to Automator that are part of Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), including a variety of highly anticipated features, such as recording, looping, and the use of variables within workflows. These features make Automator more flexible and powerful than before, greatly increasing its appeal and interest to any Mac user looking to become more efficient.
Both beginning users who want a thorough introduction to Automator and more advanced users looking for a convenient reference will find what they need here in straightforward language, clear steps, and practical tips.