Archives for February 2007

Press Release > Apple.Com Automator Techniques Announced

APPLE.COM AUTOMATOR TECHNIQUES ANNOUNCED
Apple.com Features Automator Techniques Written by Ben Waldie, President of Automated Workflows, LLC

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - February 28th, 2007 - Apple Computer's "Pro" website now includes the first two in a series of Automator techniques.
Creating a Folder Watching Workflow
Creating a Scheduled Automator Workflow
These techniques were written by Ben Waldie, president of Automated Workflows, LLC, and focus on providing information about becoming more efficient using Automator, Apple's latest and greatest automation technology.
Automator, first released with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, is an application that brings the power of workflow automation to the user level, with no programming required! Workflows are designed and constructed by users, by piecing together actions in a sequence, to create a virtual assembly line of automated tasks. Once constructed, workflows may be saved and triggered in a variety of ways. Automator comes with over 150 different actions for performing a variety of automated tasks in Apple applications and the operating system.
Ben Waldie is president and CEO of Automated Workflows, LLC, a firm specializing in AppleScript, Automator, and workflow automation consulting. For years, Ben has developed professional AppleScript-based solutions for businesses across the globe, including Adobe Systems, Apple Computer, NASA, and TV Guide Magazine.
For additional information, visit Automated Workflows, LLC's website.

Press Contact:

Ben Waldie
President
Automated Workflows, LLC
116 Cold Stream Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460

AppleScript is a registered trademark of Apple Computer. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Press Release > Mail To Filemaker Importer 2.1 Update Released

MAIL TO FILEMAKER IMPORTER 2.1 UPDATE RELEASED
Automated Workflows, LLC Releases Mail to FileMaker Importer 2.1 Update

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - February 16th, 2007 - Automated Workflows, LLC is pleased to announce the release of Mail to FileMaker Importer version 2.1.
Mail to FileMaker Importer 2.1 is an AppleScript-based application that can be used to automatically import email data from Mac OS X Mail or Microsoft Entourage into a FileMaker Pro database. Within the application’s interface, users can easily configure the database and fields to be used for importing. Mail to FileMaker Importer 2.1 can be configured to import the selected messages in the current mailbox, or all messages in a specified mailbox. If specified, messages will be filed into a destination mailbox after they have been imported. Mail to FileMaker 2.1 also includes the ability to export an import configuration as an email rule script, which may then be configured to be automatically executed by Mail or Entourage when new email messages matching specified criteria are received.
A sample "FileMaker Pro" database is supplied with the solution for users that do not have a custom database available. Extensive documentation is also provided.
The latest update to this popular solution includes numerous enhancements.
Mail to FileMaker Importer 2.1 is available for $14.99 from the Automated Workflows, LLC website. A trial version is also available for download. For additional information about Mail to FileMaker Importer, to purchase, or to download a trial version, visit Automated Workflows, LLC's website.

Press Contact:

Ben Waldie
President
Automated Workflows, LLC
116 Cold Stream Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460

AppleScript is a registered trademark of Apple Computer. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Press Release > Macscripter.Net Scriptwire Applescript Article Announced – 2/5/07

MACSCRIPTER.NET SCRIPTWIRE APPLESCRIPT ARTICLE ANNOUNCED
MacScripter.net Features Article Written by Ben Waldie, President of Automated Workflows, LLC

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - February 5th, 2007 - This week's ScriptWire article, on MacScripter.net, provides an introduction to getting started with tab views in AppleScript Studio. This article was written by ScriptWire columnist, Ben Waldie, president of Automated Workflows, LLC.
AppleScript is a scripting language, built into Mac OS X, which allows users to write scripts in order to automate time consuming and repetitive tasks.
Ben Waldie is president and CEO of Automated Workflows, LLC, a firm specializing in AppleScript and workflow automation consulting. For years, Ben has developed professional AppleScript-based solutions for businesses across the globe, including Adobe Systems, Apple Computer, NASA, and TV Guide Magazine.
For additional information, visit Automated Workflows, LLC's website.

Press Contact:

Ben Waldie
President
Automated Workflows, LLC
116 Cold Stream Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460

AppleScript is a registered trademark of Apple Computer. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

MacTech AppleScript Essentials Column > Introduction to Scripting Microsoft Excel

February, 2007 - Introduction to Scripting Microsoft Excel.

With Office 2008 on the horizon, Microsoft has recently begun to push AppleScript as an alternative automation technology to Visual Basic macros in the Office applications. Moving forward, Visual Basic macros will not be supported in the release of Office 2008. Current AppleScript users are ahead of the curve. The Office applications have been AppleScriptable for quite some time, and AppleScript actually provides several advantages over Visual Basic. For one, AppleScripts can interact with multiple applications, including non-Microsoft applications, allowing even complex multi-application workflows to be automated.

Last month, we began discussing how to get started with scripting Microsoft Word. We explored various techniques for interacting with Word documents, as well as the content within those documents, all using AppleScript. This month, we're going to begin discussing another Office application, Microsoft Excel. Like Word, Excel contains a quite extensive AppleScript dictionary, allowing almost any task that can be performed manually to be automated using AppleScript. [Read more at MacTech.com...]

Press Release > Mactech Magazine Applescript Article Announced – 2/1/07

MACTECH MAGAZINE APPLESCRIPT ARTICLE ANNOUNCED
Current Issue of MacTech Magazine Features Article Written by Ben Waldie, President of Automated Workflows, LLC

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - February 1st, 2007 - This month's MacTech Magazine, the February 2007 issue, features an article that provides an introduction to scripting Microsoft Excel. This article was written by AppleScript Essentials columnist, Ben Waldie, president of Automated Workflows, LLC.
AppleScript is a scripting language, built into Mac OS X, which allows users to write scripts in order to automate time consuming and repetitive tasks.
Ben Waldie is president and CEO of Automated Workflows, LLC, a firm specializing in AppleScript and workflow automation consulting. For years, Ben has developed professional AppleScript-based solutions for businesses across the globe, including Adobe Systems, Apple Computer, NASA, and TV Guide Magazine.
For additional information, visit Automated Workflows, LLC's website.

Press Contact:

Ben Waldie
President
Automated Workflows, LLC
116 Cold Stream Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460

AppleScript is a registered trademark of Apple Computer. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.