In my first Automator tutorial I showed how to build and run a simple Automator workflow.
In this tutorial you learn how to create a scheduled Automator workflow that automatically sends birthday greetings to people in your Address Book. Along the way, you’ll learn:
- How to use Automator to find contacts from your Address Book
- A really easy way to send birthday greetings with Automator, and
- How to schedule Automator workflows in iCal, so that they run automatically on a regular basis.
Ready to automate? Let’s get started!
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1. Create the workflow
I showed the basics of starting Automator and creating a workflow in my last tutorial. As before, start Automator then click the Custom icon to create a custom workflow, then click Choose:(more…)