Peachpit Press Releases Ben Waldie's Automator for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

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[] Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - January 4, 2008 - Automated Workflows, LLC is pleased to announce Peachpit Press' release of Ben Waldie's Automator for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide.

Automator for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide uses a combination of task-based instruction and strong visuals to teach Macintosh users how to automate repetitive, time-consuming tasks with the Automator application that is included with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

Automator comes with many useful automations (called actions) preinstalled, for lots of popular applications, that do things like remove empty playlists from iTunes or add attachments to Mac Mail messages. The real power of Automator lies in mixing and matching these actions to have them do exactly the job you need them to, in a string of actions known as a workflow.

Author Ben Waldie introduces readers to how Automator works, and then helps them assemble and use Automator workflows. This book covers the major updates to Automator in Macintosh OS X 10.5 (Leopard). The updated Automator works with any Mac application thanks to a new feature called looping, and is more versatile thanks to variables. These features make Automator more flexible and powerful than ever before, and greatly increase its appeal and interest to Mac users.

Both beginning users who want a thorough introduction to Automator and more advanced users looking for a convenient reference will find what they need here in straightforward language, clear steps, and practical tips.

Ben Waldie is president of Automated Workflows, LLC, a company offering AppleScript and workflow automation consulting services to Mac-based businesses. For years, Ben has developed professional automated solutions for companies such as Abercrombie and Fitch, Adobe Systems, Apple Computer, CNN, Microsoft Corporation, NASA, PC World, and Time Magazine.

Ben is the author of Automator for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide (Peachpit Press) and AppleScripting the Finder (SpiderWorks, LLC). He has also written numerous Automator and AppleScript columns for, Macworld Magazine, MacScripter, MacTech magazine, and X-ray Magazine, and is the author of an AppleScript training CD (Virtual Training Company). Ben is a frequent presenter at Macworld Conference & Expo and other events, and is president of The Philadelphia Area AppleScript Users Group.

Automator for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide is now available for purchase from Peachpit Press, Amazon, and other fine book sellers.

Automated Workflows, LLC provides AppleScript, Automator, and workflow products and services to Mac-based businesses. Automator is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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