Automator for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Visual QuickStart Guide
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Automator for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide uses a combination of task-based instruction and strong visuals to teach intermediate Macintosh users how to automate repetitive, time-consuming tasks with the Automator application that is included with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Automator comes with many useful automated routines (called actions) preinstalled, for lots of popular applications, that do things like remove empty playlists from iTunes or add attachments to Mac Mail. The real power of Automator lies in mixing and matching these actions to have them do exactly the job you want. They're put together 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.
Lots of fluff w/o much content
Covers the Very basics. Repetitive. Spends pages on how to copy, paste, delete, rename actions etc. The first 5 chapters feel more like an extended intro. Easy to read though cause you will end up skimming a lot of pages. Recommended only for non-programmer types.