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How Do I Automate Mouse Actions In Pages?

Office Word had an option to automate repeated actions. I haven’t used Word in years but I assume it still has that option.

Your recent video “3 Ways to Automate Keystrokes” doesn’t allow using mouse actions. I used to create Macros in Word to automate word processing documents for margins, font changes, text colors, etc. I have a series of mouse actions that I do every time I download text from the web to a Pages document. It would be a better use of my time to be able to automate it but I have not found a way to do that in Pages. I don’t think it’s possible to set up some of these actions using only the keyboard.

Comments: One Response to “How Do I Automate Mouse Actions In Pages?”

    4 years ago

    You can do mouse actions in Automator using the "Watch Me Do" technique that I show in the video. You do it in Automator, not Pages.

    It records mouse clicks as well as the keyboard. But it is far less reliable as the positions of things on the screen change as well as the names of buttons, etc.

    It is far better if you can figure out a sequence of keyboard shortcuts and automate that. There is usually a way.

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