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10.4: Call Automator Workflows from Applescript
Authored by: valx on May 23, '05 02:06:50PM

Thanks for the tip! I was wondering why Apple didn't make some type of system wide mechansim for launching Automator actions (like the scripts menu). Now we can launch Automator actions anywhere we can launch scripts . . . cool. :-)



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10.4: Call Automator Workflows from Applescript
Authored by: newillmeister on May 23, '05 03:20:30PM

Not quite about this hint (which is cool by the way), but you can save your workflows as 'plug-ins' that can be run from the contextual menu. So while not quite like the AppleScript menu, it works just as well in my opinion.



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10.4: Call Automator Workflows from Applescript
Authored by: valx on May 23, '05 09:30:24PM

I had played with the save as plug-in feature before, but I saw it was limited to only 4 or 5 applications. I just went back and looked and realized one of the applications is the script menu. So yes, you can make an Automator action available system wide from the scripts menu without calling it in an AppleScript. However, I launch most of my actions via LaunchBar and it won't run worklows, but it will run AppleScripts. Looks like I'll be able to run Automator workflows via LaunchBar using AppleScript. :-)



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10.4: Call Automator Workflows from Applescript
Authored by: TomP on May 23, '05 10:16:28PM
You can put Automator workflows in the systemwide Script menu. Have you tried it? I believe they need to be saved as workflows for this (rather than as applications or plugins); that's what's worked for me, in any case.

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