Easy automator help from experienced user pls

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Yaja123, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. Yaja123 macrumors regular

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    i want to be able to open a webstractor file everyday, say 12noon, thats it.

    i have it set to capture a web new page daily for archiving and im fed up of opening the file manually daily.

    some one walk me through this requirement?

    thanks,
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Try using iCal's New Event feature to open a file or run a script regularly. Set it through the Alarm section. :)
     
  3. Yaja123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thankyou. cant beleive i didnt know that. problem solved. :p
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    No problem. :)

    It really should be built into Automator though. It's a little counter intuitive to have to go to iCal IMO. :eek:
     
  5. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    The use of iCal to open an application is easy but some application need to be executed manually before it does its job which IMO iCal can't automate the next process. Sadly, I'm still on Panther w/out Automator. :eek:
     

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