i made an Automator thing!

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  1. sam10685 macrumors 68000

    sam10685

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    this is my first one... wow. i can't figure out how to put a picture up. help. anyway, i don't really know how automator works, but i figured this one out last night when i was bored! (any idea's/pictures of other automator things would be appereciated!)
     
  2. Eluon macrumors regular

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    we have no clue what you just made. any details of what your automator workflow does?
     
  3. sam10685 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    'course... it resizes pictures so they're smaller.. i have a picture but i don't know how to post it.
     
  4. stridey macrumors 65816

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    "Manage Attachments" button, "browse..." (choose the file), "upload".
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    And the most confusing post of the day goes to...
     
  6. sam10685 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    see? isn't this beautiful? i think it's just glorious. especially since i did it even though i had no idea what i was doing.
     

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  7. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Good job...now all i need to do is start using automator and i might be as happy as you;)

    Bless
     
  8. sam10685 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    w'll yeah... from what i hear, it's pretty awesome... i just don't know how it would do anything for me.
     
  9. Badandy macrumors 68040

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    Hey everyone. I recently discovered Automator too and I made a great workflow. For school, I have a folder named "School" in the documents folder. I created an automator function called "Backup School to gmail."
    Everytime I click this it:

    -Copies School to desktop
    -Makes School an archive (zip file)
    -Opens mail
    -Creates new message to my gmail account
    -Attaches zip file to message
    -Sends message
    -Deletes the archive it made on the desktop

    And viola! I have all my documents quickly backed up to the reliable gmail servers.


    Very cool program!
     
  10. elisha cuthbert macrumors 6502a

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    I made my own one too well actually 3
    the 1st connects to my file server at home
    the 2nd sends the selected file to my phone
    and the 3rd sends the selected file to a bluetooth device selected from a list
     
  11. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    Now create an iCal alarm that will launch that script everyweek!
     
  12. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Well you've done better than me...I'm still lost on how to use Automator. :eek:
     
  13. lieb39 macrumors 6502

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    Wow!

    Thanks guys - I now have a process in place everyday at 2AM that backs up all my University files to my External drive. And to think.. I spent about 2 hours the other day looking for a solution when I know this works! :)

    Thanks!

    -lieb39
     
  14. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    I love macs.

    We could help (did you use my iCal suggestion?
     
  15. lieb39 macrumors 6502

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    I did indeed use the iCal suggestion. Runs daily at 2AM. :) Perfecto. Now I've got a whole heap of ideas on what I can do with Automator and iCal..

    Thanks!

    -lieb329
     
  16. Lacnce macrumors member

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    Well first you should get rid of the first action ("Get Selected Finder Items")
    Then save go to: File/Save as… Then, give your script a name, choose where you want to save it, select "Application" from the "File Formate" drop down menu, then hit save.
    Now select some images and drag them over the icon of your saved workflow, release. They will now be copied to the desktop and padded to your specified resolution. :cool:

    PS: Make sure that you check the "Scale images before padding" option on the "Pad image" action.
     
  17. icookbook macrumors newbie

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    my proudest automator accomplishments

    Badandy said
    I made a similar email program that I use constantly:

    any file I drag into the mailbox gets sent through Gmail to my school email address, and the file is then placed in a designated folder

    (probably not the best setup having my mailbox right beside the trash bin though :D )

    the other workflow I made sits in my dock and will open the internet radio site that broadcasts habs games
     

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