macbook pro automator assistance

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by macuser231, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. macuser231 macrumors newbie

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    i am using a macbook pro (I don't think this really makes a difference) and have a repetitive task - os 10.5.8

    email that i need to change subject line to

    I drag email to desktop then open in text edit, change subject line, then copy to inbox.

    I think I have to perform this in two automated tasks -

    1- shortcut key or automator task that selects msg, opens text edit

    2-selects msg, opens msg, copies to inbox, throws desktop copy into trash.

    I am having difficulty getting this to work in automator.
    any help is welcome
     
  2. macuser231 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    automator macbook pro help

    the attached is what i have but it is not very quick in the second step - I think because I recorded the steps.

    is there a way to make it "not a recording" rather accomplish what it recorded so that it is quicker?

    thanks
     

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  3. macuser231 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    macbook pro automator

    I guess it works almost the way i want but it opens two copies of the selected mail file in "mail" application. any ideas on how to modify the "watch me" window?

    thanks
     

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