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I have just created my first workflow. It is based on a workflow called "New File" that I found here, but it's a little more advanced. For starters, it creates the file in the active finder window, or if none is active, on the desktop. And secondly, it is possible to have a number of templates available to create blank documents for Pages, Keynote, Numbers, etc... Download here. Type "New filename.extension" to create and open a document in the current Finder window. If no Finder window is active, the document will be created in the Desktop folder. Type "Create filename.extension" to create, but not open, the document. Multiple documents can be created by separating them via a comma, like so: "Create document.pages, spreadsheet.numbers, ..." Default (blank) documents are provided for the following formats: - Pages (.pages) - Numbers (.numbers) - Keynote (.key) - Microsoft Word (.docx) - Microsoft Excel (.xlsx) - Microsoft Powerpoint (.ppt) - Pixelmator (.pxm) - TextEditor (.rtf) You can add to or override these default documents by creating a folder named "Defaults" in your own Documents folder (/Users/username/Documents/Defaults). The document should be named "default.ext". -- As this is my first workflow, feedback is much appreciated.
This Workflow allows you to easily create a new file in the Mac OS Finder by typing new into Alfred. You can also setup pre-populated templates for filetypes (instructions on my blog). I have also added a hotkey option. You can specify the hotkey from your Alfred Workflow window (I find CTRL + ALT + N works quite nicely). This is a re-write of the Alfred 1.x extension I released last year. Once again I'd like to thank Chris Kalafarski (farski) for improving the first ever version of my script. Download Workflow here (8kb). I hope you find this as useful as I do. To those who may not use Finder, I plan to add Path Finder support at some point in the future!