On occasion you may want to install Automator service workflow files you’ve acquired, into the system. The installation process is a simple one, requiring only a double-click and approval.
To begin the installation of an Automator workflow service, in the Finder, double-click the icon of the Automator service workflow (shown left) you want to install. The Automator application will launch and an approval dialog, similar to the following illustration, will appear:
The Service Installer dialog offers three options (buttons):
- Click the “Open in Automator” button to open the service workflow in Automator for viewing and editing.
- Click the “Install” button to begin the process of moving the workflow file into the Services folder in your home Library folder.
- Click the “Cancel” button to stop the installation process.
Once the installer has completed the installation process, a confirmation dialog will appear. The newly installed service is ready for use, and can be optionally opened in Automator for viewing and editing.