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Workflow help: Search for clipboard contents in Google?

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I frequently do research where I look up the references at the end of a scientific paper. The steps involved are as follows:

  1. Select the name of the paper in the PDF on my computer, and copy to clipboard
  2. Invoke Alfred
  3. Use the keyword "Google" to trigger a Google search, followed by typing spacebar
  4. Paste the copied text into Alfred
  5. Hit return

This isn't all that laborious, but I'd love to create a workflow where I could just invoke a keystroke after #1 above and have steps 2-5 done automatically. 

 

I've never created a workflow before and I'm not particularly tech savvy. I'd appreciate your help with setting this up. Thanks!

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You can skip the copying and use a hot key with selected text as the parameter. If that doesn't make sense reply and I'll put up some examples later

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You can skip the copying and use a hot key with selected text as the parameter. If that doesn't make sense reply and I'll put up some examples later

 

I tried to figure this out, using the "paste text clip from hotkey" template in the Workflows pane, but I wasn't able to. If you can help that would be great. 

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