advertisement
Forums

The Forum is sponsored by 
 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the Tips and Deals forum
automator task
Posted by: pbarra1
Date: June 19, 2011 08:57AM
How do I use automator to open a particular word file and get it to do that on login so that after logging in the word file is displayed on the screen. I can get the word file to open on login but the desktop is visible and to see the word file you must click on word in the dock. TIA
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: automator task
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 19, 2011 09:24AM
I would also try AppleScript
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: automator task
Posted by: olnacl
Date: June 19, 2011 10:30AM
Apple menu > System Preferences > Accounts > User Account > Login items tab > add the document you want opened.
If you don't need Word running but just want the document displayed, save it as a .rtf and it will open faster using Preview.

Hmmm. I don't see the response you say you get. I'm on SL. What are you running? In my case, a .doc opens Word AND the document (Office 2008) while a .rtf opens Textedit and the document.

You don't happen to have the "Hide" checkbox checked, do you?



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 06/19/2011 10:55AM by olnacl.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: automator task
Posted by: pbarra1
Date: June 19, 2011 11:18AM
Open to Applescript. I don't know how to use these tools.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: automator task
Posted by: hal
Date: June 19, 2011 03:20PM
clarify!

"I can get the word file to open on login..."

YAY! Mission accomplished!

"but the desktop is visible"

might that be because the word document is now open?

"and to see the word file you must click on word in the dock"

WHAT??? What happened to, "I can get the word file to open on login"?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/19/2011 03:20PM by hal.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 273
Record Number of Users: 186 on February 20, 2020
Record Number of Guests: 2330 on October 25, 2018