Press Release > Mac Automation Made Simple Video Podcast Episode 28 Announced

Mac Automation Made Simple Video Podcast Episode 28 Announced
Video Podcast Episode Provides an Introduction to Creating Drop Scripts in AppleScript

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - December 29th, 2009 - Automated Workflows, LLC is pleased to announce the availability of Episode 28 of the Mac Automation Made Simple video podcast series.
In this video podcast series, Ben Waldie, author of "Automator for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow 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 discusses how to drop scripts in AppleScript. Learn how to write a simple image processing AppleScript application that processes dropped files and folders.
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 > Creating Drop Scripts in AppleScript

Episode 28
Date: 12.29.2009
Duration: 00:07:49
Creating Drop Scripts in AppleScript
In this episode of Mac Automation Made Simple, Ben Waldie discusses how to drop scripts in AppleScript. Learn how to write a simple image processing AppleScript application that processes dropped files and folders..
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Peachpit Blog Post > Automator Services: Preview Selected URL

12.11.09 - Automator Services: Preview Selected URL.

If you're a user of Mac OS X Mail, then you may know that you can use Quick Look to preview image attachments in a message. To do so, just select an image attachment in a message and press the spacebar, press Command+Y, or click Quick Look at the top of the message. For today's Automator Service workflow tip, we'll take this concept a bit further, by creating a way for you to quickly preview URLs in Mail messages, TextEdit documents, and more, without the need to open Safari. [Read more at Peachpit.com...]

Peachpit Blog Post > Automator Services: Merge Selected PDFs

12.10.09 - Automator Services: Merge Selected PDFs.

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. [Read more at Peachpit.com...]

Peachpit Article > Automator for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Working with Actions

12.09.09 - Automator for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Working with Actions.

To do anything truly useful, you need to add actions to your workflow, and you need to configure those actions to do what you want. The techniques you learn in this chapter will apply to working with virtually any action within an Automator workflow. [Read more at Peachpit.com...]

Peachpit Blog Post > Automator Services: Apply Filter to Selected Images

12.09.09 - Automator Services: Apply Filter to Selected Images.

If you’ve used Automator before, then you may know that it includes actions for performing basic image manipulation tasks, such as cropping and resizing. Today’s workflow uses one of these built-in actions to apply a filter to selected image files in the Mac OS X Finder. [Read more at Peachpit.com...]

Peachpit Blog Post > Automator Services: Merge Selected Images as PDF

12.08.09 - Automator Services: Merge Selected Images as PDF.

Today's Automator Service workflow tip involves image files. This workflow will receive selected image files in the Finder, and merge them together to form a multi-page PDF document. [Read more at Peachpit.com...]

Peachpit Blog Post > Automator Services: Read Summary of Selected Text

12.07.09 - Automator Services: Read Summary of Selected Text.

Each day this week, I'll be providing tips for creating Service workflows with Automator in Mac OS X 10.6.x Snow Leopard. Today’s workflow will receive selected text in an application, summarize it as a single sentence, and speak the summary aloud for you to hear. [Read more at Peachpit.com...]

Press Release > Peachpit Blog Series Announced: Automator Service Workflow Tips

Peachpit Blog Series Announced: Automator Service Workflow Tips
Tips for Creating Automator Service Workflows in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - December 7th, 2009 - Automated Workflows, LLC is pleased to announce a series of entries on the Peachpit Press blog. The series provides tips for creating Automator Service workflows in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and includes the following entries:

  • 12.07.09 - Automator Service Workflows: Read Summary of Selected Text
  • 12.08.09 - Automator Service Workflows: Merge Selected Images as PDF
  • 12.09.09 - Automator Service Workflows: Apply Filter to Selected Images
  • 12.10.09 - Automator Service Workflows: Merge Selected PDFs
  • 12.11.09 - Automator Service Workflows: Preview Selected URL

Links to the entries can be found in the "Tips" section of the Automated Workflows, LLC's website.
Automator, developed by Apple Inc., is designed for all levels of users, from novice to expert. Automator makes performing time consuming and repetitive tasks in Mac OS X a snap! The basic unit for automation in Automator is called an action, and each action is responsible for performing a single specific task. Using Automator's interface, users can link actions together in infinite ways to form a complete workflow that matches their unique needs. Hundreds of actions are included with Automator for performing tasks in Apple applications and the operating system itself. This list can be expanded with actions made available by developers.
Ben Waldie is president of Automated Workflows, LLC, a company offering AppleScript and workflow automation consulting services to Mac-based businesses. For years, Ben has developed professional automated solutions for companies such as Abercrombie and Fitch, Adobe Systems, Apple Computer, CNN, Microsoft Corporation, NASA, PC World, and Time Magazine. Ben is the author of Automator for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide (Peachpit Press) and AppleScripting the Finder. He has also written numerous Automator and AppleScript columns for Apple.com, Macworld Magazine, MacScripter.net, MacTech magazine, and X-ray Magazine, and is the author of an AppleScript training CD (Virtual Training Company). Ben is a frequent presenter at Macworld Conference & Expo and other events, and is president of The Philadelphia Area AppleScript Users Group.

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.