2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 8, 2012 1:53 PM by Dad Burne
Dad Burne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Can I get autopmator actions for excel with a windows version of office running on a mac with VM?

Automator, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Camelot Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)

    I think you misunderstand how Automator works. It works by sending commands to the target application, which has to be written to understand how to respond to those commands.


    Excel for Windows doesn't know how to respond to an Automator action.


    The sole extent of what you can to is (possibly) emulate keystrokes and mouse clicks within the VM window, but that's about it. You certainly cannot target Excel directly.

  • Dad Burne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So I need to get Excel for mac to get the actions needed for Automator to create an Excel workbook as part of a Wrokflow?