They say the best way to learn, is to do.
So you’re going to use Automator to create your first automation recipe: a System Service for instantly renaming files in the Finder. Just follow the step-by-step instructions outlined here, it’ll be brief, fun, and useful — we promise.
The Automator Application
Begin by launching Automator.
DO THIS ►Click the Launchpad icon in the Dock and type “Automator” in the filter field:
DO THIS ►Click the icon and Automator will launch, displaying a new workflow window. (See illustration 1 )
The workflow window contains the following elements:
DO THIS ► In the template chooser sheet 1 , select the Service type 3 , and click the Choose button 5 to create a new Automator system Service workflow. (See illustration 2 )