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Mac OS X Automator Tutorial

A professionally created, self-study video training course
Includes 8 hours of easy to follow Mac OS X Automator video tutorials presented by an industry expert.
The training is delivered to your desktop allowing you to learn at a time that suits you and at your own pace.
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  • Tutor: Jesse Feiler
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Video lessons: 112
  • Product code: 33664
  • In stock: YES
  • Available on: Digital Download
  • Work files included: YES
  • Works on: MS Windows PC & Mac
  • Latest Mac OS Course: Beginners Yosemite Tutorial
If you really want to get to grips with this rather useful and widely used automation tool then you might like to take a look at this beginners Mac OS X Automator tutorial.

Using step by step video training movies, expert author Jesse Feiler explains all the essential tools, features and techniques in an easy to follow manner, which will help you master the automation of your repetitive & complex tasks in no time!

You can sample this highly effective training method right now, click any of the blue linked lessons below for FREE Mac Automator tutorials...
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Actions Introduction
Using Action Terminology
Examining an Automator Action
Utilizing an Automator Action

Automator Actions
Working With Ask Actions
Working With Pause & Ask Actions
How to Run a Web Service
Using View Results
How to Run a Workflow
How to Run an AppleScript
How to Run a Shell Script

Workflow Management
Organizing a Workflow - Step by Step
How to Save Workflow's

Working with Finder & System Actions
Using Finder Actions - Lesson 1
Using Finder Actions - Lesson 2
Using Finder Actions - Lesson 3
Working With System Actions
Working With Spotlight Actions

Using Media Actions
Working With Image Capture Actions
Working With iPhoto Actions
Working With QuickTime Player Actions
Working With iTunes Actions
Working With DVD Player Actions
Working With iDVD Actions

Working With Graphics Actions
Using Preview Actions
Using PDF Actions - Step by Step

Working With Text Actions
Using TextEdit Actions-Files and Docs
Using Other TextEdit Actions
Using Font Book Actions

Working With Data Actions
Using iCal Actions
Using Address Book Actions
Correctly Using Mail Actions
Correctly Using Safari Actions

Inside Actions and Applications
Xcode: Your Action Development Tool
The Locations of Actions
Applications/Bundles and Packages
Property Lists Overview
Further Action and Workflow Locations

Building Automator Actions
Introducing Action Architecture
Creating the AppleScript Action Template
How to Set the Property List Values
Looking at the Xcode Action Groups and Files
Action Interface: Nib File Overview

Building An AppleScript Action
Using Script Editor - Lesson 1
Using Script Editor - Lesson 2
How to Convert an Example Script to an Action
Setting the Project Parameters - Step by Step
Setting the English Strings - Lesson 1
Setting the English Strings - Lesson 2
How to Change the Inputs for Actions
Using the Action Interface

Constructing An Advanced AppleScript Action
Preparing an Adobe InDesign Document
Utilizing AppleScript to Set Text
Converting the AppleScript to an Action
Testing the Action
Extend the Action: Dynamic Destination
Testing Dynamic Destination
Making the Text Variable - Lesson 1
Making the Text Variable - Lesson 2
Building the Interface: AMPalette
How to Set Parameters
Binding the Text Field
Writing the Action Code
Calling an On Opened Handler - Lesson 1
Calling an On Opened Handler - Lesson 2
Calling an Opdate Parameters Handler - Beginner to Advanced
Using Awake from Nib
Utilizing a Popup Button
How to Remove Items from a Popup Button
The Addition of Items to a Popup Button
How to Add the InDesign Frame Names

AppleScript Dictionaries
Chapter Overview
The Structure of a Dictionary: Suites
Working with a Dictionary - Lesson 1
Working with a Dictionary - Lesson 2

Cocoa Method Calls
Chapter Overview
Syntax for Calling Cocoa Objective-C Methods
Example: NSPopupButton Methods
AppleScript Call Method - Lesson 1
AppleScript Call Method - Lesson 2

Action Types
Where the Action Type Documentation is
Property Keys and Values

Building a FileMaker/InDesign Action
The Action Overview
How to Populate the InDesign Popup Button
How to Test the InDesign Popup Button
Populating the FileMaker Popup Button
Testing the FileMaker Popup Button
Creating Parameter Bindings
Finalizing the Action
Enhancing the Action Interface
The Addition of a Table to the Interface
Creating the Data Source
Capturing the Data Source
Populating the Data Source - Lesson 1
Populating the Data Source - Lesson 2
How to Unload the Data Source
Set the Parameters
Complete the Action
Finishing the Action Strings
Cleaning Up

Action Summary
Workflow Summary

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An unlimited number of users can access the training with a pre-determined number viewing the tuition at any one time.

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