Automator to open daily keynote. Help!

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  1. Trebeck macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey all,

    I have made seven keynote presentations that will show different schedules for about 8 hours each day.
    Every day I want the macmini to wake up and run the keynote for that day then go to sleep. What's the best way to do this?
    Now I have played a little with automator but i have no apple script experience. (I'm on the art side of things)

    Thanks for any help!
    Trebeck
     
  2. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a

    LtRammstein

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    #2
    Shouldn't be too hard actually. However, using Applescript would be easier. And then writing a cron job for a specific time in the morning to have it open up and another cron job to close it at night.
     
  3. lee1210 macrumors 68040

    lee1210

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    I think there's a little more to it because he wants the machine to sleep, and when the machine is sleeping cron won't fire. I know this (waking a machine at a given time) has come up before, but i don't remember what the conclusion was.

    -Lee
     
  4. Trebeck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It occured to me that this might be done within one Keynote file but I'm not sure it's possible at these lengths of time.

    Monday
    Slides 1 and 2 looping. (Logo and schedule)
    Run for 8 hours
    sleep


    Tuesday
    Wake
    Moves to slides 3 and 4 looping (logo and schedule)
    Run for 8 hours
    sleep
    etc...

    I have the looping thing going but it's the run for 8 hours I can't find yet (if it's possible). AM I making this too hard?

    Trebeck
     

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