I’m using Mac OS X Lion with iCloud. My address book ‘lives’ on iCloud and I’ve gat a number of groups in the address book.
Under Snow Leopard I used Automator to export addresses from a group using the following actions:
- Get Selected Address Book Groups (Get selected “groups”)
- Get Contact Information (Export Format “Spreadsheet (tabs)” with all fields selected, and Add Labels checked)
- New Text File (Save as: “addresses.txt”, where “Desktop”)
– this worked like a charm, but since I got to use Lion, I only get the header filled with the labels, no addresses.
Although I do have a workaround (i.e. selecting all cards of a group and using “people” instead of “groups” in the first action of the workflow), I run in other problems like the fact I can’'t export to the MAC Roman encoding but must use UTF-8. In that case the address lines are garbled with mysterious spurious characters.
Is there a way to retrieve the individual contacts from a selection of Address Book groups in Automator, or is this a bug in Lion?