I must say that I am quite frustrated, yet optimistic. This may be the only place I have seen where people post in Mac Forums and actually get a response. I need help on what (in my mind) should be a really easy task for Tiger. I would like to figure out how to run a simple "save as" application for several different file types. For instance, saving Pages files as DOC files, or saving email files as "Raw Messages" for archiving purposes, or saving JPG files as PDFs or PNG files, etc. I have tried for several hours to make "Automator" perform these functions but came across online discussions about the versatility of AppleScript. I am not familiar with that programming language. Am I on the right path? Is there someone that can help with this?