MacMost Now 247: Using Automator to Playback Actions

Learn how to use Automator in Mac OS X Leopard to record actions and play them back. In this example, you'll see how to create an Automator script to save a Web page from Safari as a PDF.

Comments: 5 Responses to “MacMost Now 247: Using Automator to Playback Actions”

    13 years ago


    12 years ago

    I just finished watching your video, and it explained a lot. I would however like to instead of telling the Automator to put files in a PDF folder I would like to:
    Go to an open safari page
    Save as PDF
    ....Then type in a unique filename
    then Save to desktop.

    Is it possible for you to help? I have an iMac with OS 10.7.3
    Thank you,

      12 years ago

      I don't have any specific advice. The "type a unique filename" will be tough, but you should be able to create an action that does everything up to that point. Just a matter of trying, experimenting, getting to know the tool. Patience should yield results.

    12 years ago

    I am using OS 10.8.2 and save as plug-in does not show in the automator menu!?

      12 years ago

      Things have changed since this video was made in 2009. Try to create an Automator project as a Service. Then when you save it, it will appear in the Safari, Services menu if you do it right.

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