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Pages Automation

Date: 29th December 2017

Duration: 33:01

Show ref: SCOM0695

As 2017 comes to a close, the newest version of Pages still does not support basic mail merge.

However, all is not lost as Sal Soghoian and the macosxautomation.com website has it covered.

This episode takes a look at some of the scripts and utilities available from this tremendous resource, and demonstrates how to:

  • Generate a template form letter and populate it with data from a Numbers spreadsheet using a special app.

  • Use the Contacts App, Pages and Mail to generate a personalised letter to a single group within your Contacts.

Mac Automation - Part 2

Date: 24th February 2017

Duration: 46:26

Show ref: SCOM0607

The Mac offers some really powerful automation options, especially when you apply a systems mindset to your work and learn to string automations together to automate common tasks.

In Part 2 of this Mac automation series, we dive deep with several more powerful automation workflows. We show you what typical automation chains look like, and explain how to use the building blocks of Mac automation to solve complex problems on your Mac.

Mac Automation - Part 1

Date: 20th January 2017

Duration: 53:21

Show ref: SCOM0597

There are some really powerful Mac automation tools out there, but it can be difficult to know where to start. In Part 1 of this Mac automation series, we introduce some basic automation principles and some key ideas for developing a systems thinking mindset.

We also take a look at five common automation tools for the Mac (TextExpander, Hazel, Keyboard Maestro, Automator, and AppleScript). For each tool, we go through its strengths and weaknesses and explain what situations they are best suited for, so you can start to recognize opportunities for automation in your own everyday use.