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10.5: Use Automator variables anywhere in a workflow
Authored by: orcus on Dec 16, '11 08:38:24AM

Running OS X 10.6.8, the techniques mentioned in this hint successfully helped me produce an automated Entourage message (using the Entourage Automator actions) using variables in the 'subject' text field of the 'New Entourage Message' action, which by default does not support use of drag-and-drop automator variables.

This included the built-in 'current month', as well as a custom variable whose value is generated by an applescript at runtime. I copy and pasted the key values with dollar sign and parentheses i.e. "$(A9039CA2-DD28-4F04-B9BE-AA89193A1099)" as outlined in the hint into the subject line and lo, it worked! Very nifty, useful hack.

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