I am brand new to automator this afternoon, when i thought i would give it a ring to see what its all about. To be honest, I wish I did more menial tasks so it would get a workout. However, I found one use for it: turning commonly read research articles into audio (itunes) files to save my lazy eyes. Exactly as this person has done: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvc4RtRYyH8 I got the script to work, and have tested it. Whatever jumble of words i highlight, it will turn into an audio file in the blink of an eye. Buttt, i cannot figure out how to get the workflow to run without actually opening up the automator window. I clicked on the workflow icon, ive set it in a stack and tried that, but whatever I do it continues to open up the automator window. I am sure there is just some step ive left out, but if anyone understands my problem i would be more than happy to accept your advice. Thanks in advance.