Archives for October 2008

Press Release > Mac Automation Made Simple Video Podcast Episode 8 Announced

Mac Automation Made Simple Video Podcast Episode 8 Announced
Video Podcast Episode Focuses on Creating an Aperture Automator Workflow

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - October 30th, 2008 - Automated Workflows, LLC is pleased to announce the availability of Episode 8 of the Mac Automation Made Simple video podcast series.
In this video podcast series, Ben Waldie, author of "Automator for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide" and president of Automated Workflows, LLC, shows you how to simplify your life and have fun doing it with tips and tricks for using AppleScript and Automator in Mac OS X.
In this episode of Mac Automation Made Simple, Ben Waldie demonstrates how to create an Automator workflow for Aperture that allows you to review specified photos, import approved photos into an Aperture project, and assign metadata to the photos.
Mac Automation Made Simple is owned by Peachpit TV. Episodes are available for download from the Peachpit Press website, as well as within iTunes.
For additional information, including an episode guide and links to the podcast, visit the >Tips section of the Automated Workflows, LLC's website.

Press Contact:

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

AppleScript and Automator are registered trademarks of Apple Computer. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Press Release >

LEOPARD AUTOMATOR ACTIONS UPDATED FOR ADOBE CS4
Automated Workflows, LLC Announces Automator Action Compatibility with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop CS4

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - October 17th, 2008 - Automated Workflows, LLC is pleased to announce that the following Automator action packs have been tested and updated for Adobe CS4 compatibility.
Illustrator Action Pack - This BRAND NEW action pack extends the power of Automator in Leopard with 20 actions for use with Adobe Illustrator CS2, CS3, and now CS4!
InDesign Action Pack - This action pack extends the power of Automator in Leopard with 20 actions for use with Adobe InDesign CS2, CS3, and now CS4!
Photoshop Action Pack - This action pack extends the power of Automator in Leopard with 30 actions for use with Adobe Photoshop CS2, CS3, and now CS4!
Trial versions of all action packs are available for download and evaluation from the Automated Workflows, LLC website.
http://www.automatedworkflows.com/software/automator_actions.html

About Automator:
Automator 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 an assembly line of automated tasks. Once constructed, workflows may be saved and triggered in a variety of ways. With the release of these new and updated actions, Automated Workflows, LLC provides users with the ability to extend the power of Automator with actions that interact directly with their favorite creative applications.
Learn More About Automator:

Looking for more information about Automator? Ben Waldie's Automator for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide covers what you need to know!
http://www.automatedworkflows.com/books/automator_vqs.html
About Automated Workflows, LLC:
Automated Workflows, LLC offers AppleScript, Automator, and workflow automation consulting services to Macintosh-based businesses. For additional information about Automated Workflows, LLC's Automator actions, or to inquire about custom development services, visit Automated Workflows, LLC's website.

Press Contact:

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

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

Mac Automation Made Simple Video Podcast > Creating an Automator PDF Workflow

Episode 7
Date: 10.14.2008
Duration: 00:07:25
Creating an Automator PDF Workflow
In this episode of Mac Automation Made Simple, Ben Waldie demonstrates how to save Automator workflows as print workflow plug-ins. Once saved, these workflows appear in Mac OS X's print dialog, and can be triggered to process printed PDF documents..
[View in iTunes...] [View at Peachpit.com...]

Press Release > Mac Automation Made Simple Video Podcast Episode 7 Announced

Mac Automation Made Simple Video Podcast Episode 7 Announced
Video Podcast Episode Focuses on Creating PDF Workflows in Automator

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - October 14th, 2008 - Automated Workflows, LLC is pleased to announce the availability of Episode 7 of the Mac Automation Made Simple video podcast series.
In this video podcast series, Ben Waldie, author of "Automator for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide" and president of Automated Workflows, LLC, shows you how to simplify your life and have fun doing it with tips and tricks for using AppleScript and Automator in Mac OS X.
In this episode of Mac Automation Made Simple, Ben Waldie demonstrates how to save Automator workflows as print workflow plug-ins. Once saved, these workflows appear in Mac OS X's print dialog, and can be triggered to process printed PDF documents.
Mac Automation Made Simple is owned by Peachpit TV. Episodes are available for download from the Peachpit Press website, as well as within iTunes.
For additional information, including an episode guide and links to the podcast, visit the >Tips section of the Automated Workflows, LLC's website.

Press Contact:

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

AppleScript and Automator are registered trademarks of Apple Computer. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Mac Automation Made Simple Video Podcast > Scheduling Automator Workflows

Episode 6
Date: 10.01.2008
Duration: 00:04:16
Scheduling Automator Workflows
In this episode of Mac Automation Made Simple, Ben Waldie demonstrates how to save Automator workflows as iCal alarm plug-ins, allowing them to be scheduled to run during downtime, such as at night or while you're away from your desk.
[View in iTunes...] [View at Peachpit.com...]

Press Release >

OVER 100 NEW LEOPARD AUTOMATOR ACTIONS RELEASED
Automated Workflows, LLC Announces Over 100 New Automator Actions for Mac OS X Leopard As Well As Existing Action Upgrades

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - October 1st, 2008 - Automated Workflows, LLC is pleased to announce the release of over 100 new Automator Actions for FileMaker Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Mac OS X Mail, QuarkXPress, Safari, and more!  In addition, a major overhaul to existing Automator actions adds dozens of new features and options.  The newly released Automator actions and action upgrades are compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

  • A total of 160 actions allow users to extend the capabilities of Automator in Mac OS X Leopard like never before!
  • Over 100 new actions have been released, including, by popular request, actions for FileMaker Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Mail, Safari, and more!
  • Dozens of new features, options, and bug fixes have been implemented in existing actions.
  • Many actions now include support for Automator’s variables in Leopard.
  • Action installation has been streamlined and improved.
  • Action packs now have the ability to automatically check for updates.

Automated Workflows, LLC's Automator actions for Leopard are available in application-specific packs.  Trial versions of all action packs are available for download and evaluation from the Automated Workflows, LLC website.
http://www.automatedworkflows.com/software/automator_actions.html
Ultimate Productivity Automator Action Pack – This action pack includes a complete set of all of Automated Workflows, LLC’s 160 Automator actions.
Automator Extension Action Pack – This action pack includes 20 actions for use with the Mac OS X Finder, Mail, Safari, the operating system, and more!

FileMaker Pro Action Pack - This action pack extends the power of Automator in Leopard with 10 actions for use with FileMaker Pro!
Finder Action Pack - This action pack extends the power of Automator in Leopard with 20 actions for use with the Mac OS X Finder!
Illustrator Action Pack - This BRAND NEW action pack extends the power of Automator in Leopard with 20 actions for use with Adobe Illustrator!
InDesign Action Pack - This action pack extends the power of Automator in Leopard with 20 actions for use with Adobe InDesign!
Photoshop Action Pack - This action pack extends the power of Automator in Leopard with 30 actions for use with Adobe Photoshop!
QuarkXPress Action Pack - This action pack extends the power of Automator in Leopard with 20 actions for use with QuarkXPress!
Text Edit Action Pack - This action pack extends the power of Automator in Leopard with 20 actions for performing text manipulation functions in Mac OS X!
About Automator:
Automator 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 an assembly line of automated tasks. Once constructed, workflows may be saved and triggered in a variety of ways. With the release of these new and updated actions, Automated Workflows, LLC provides users with the ability to extend the power of Automator with actions that interact directly with their favorite creative applications.
Learn More About Automator:

Looking for more information about Automator? Ben Waldie's Automator for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide covers what you need to know!
http://www.automatedworkflows.com/books/automator_vqs.html
About Automated Workflows, LLC:
Automated Workflows, LLC offers AppleScript, Automator, and workflow automation consulting services to Macintosh-based businesses. For additional information about Automated Workflows, LLC's Automator actions, or to inquire about custom development services, visit Automated Workflows, LLC's website.

Press Contact:

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

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

Press Release > Mac Automation Made Simple Video Podcast Episode 6 Announced

Mac Automation Made Simple Video Podcast Episode 6 Announced
Video Podcast Episode Focuses on Scheduling Automator Workflows

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - October 1st, 2008 - Automated Workflows, LLC is pleased to announce the availability of Episode 6 of the Mac Automation Made Simple video podcast series.
In this video podcast series, Ben Waldie, author of "Automator for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide" and president of Automated Workflows, LLC, shows you how to simplify your life and have fun doing it with tips and tricks for using AppleScript and Automator in Mac OS X.
In this episode of Mac Automation Made Simple, Ben Waldie demonstrates how to save Automator workflows as iCal alarm plug-ins, allowing them to be scheduled to run during downtime, such as at night or while you're away from your desk.
Mac Automation Made Simple is owned by Peachpit TV. Episodes are available for download from the Peachpit Press website, as well as within iTunes.
For additional information, including an episode guide and links to the podcast, visit the >Tips section of the Automated Workflows, LLC's website.

Press Contact:

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

AppleScript and Automator are registered trademarks of Apple Computer. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.