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How to Automate Every Task on Windows or macOS

Gizmodo: “Time is something that most of us want more of, and one way to reclaim some of the minutes in the day is enlist your computer to automatically take care of repetitive tasks like renaming files, resizing images, and launching apps. With the right software, this is doable, and we’re going to introduce you to some of our favorite tools for the job. Besides the applications we’ve mentioned below, individual apps themselves often have features for recording automations or macros, which are combinations of actions that can be repeated again and again—whether that’s rotating a photo or saving a text document as a PDF. It’s worth digging into the software you use most often to see if those programs have some macro recording capabilities of their own. In Microsoft Word, for example, open up the View tab on the ribbon menu, then choose Macros and Record Macro to get started. In Adobe Photoshop, you can click the Create new action button (a small plus icon in a box) at the bottom of the Actions dialog box (choose Window and then Actions if you can’t see it)…”

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