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I want to create a Service using Automator on macOS 10.12.6.

I selected:

Service receives selected rich text in any application
Input is entire selection ☑️ Output replaces selected text

I then plan to transform the text using AppleScript. Easy enough, right? But I've created several Services using this approach, and when I select them in TextEdit, the services all fail. I see the spinner icon momentarily, and I'm not shown an error dialog.

In Console.app, I see this error:

sandboxd
Subsystem: com.apple.sandbox.reporting Category: violation
SandboxViolation: TextEdit(11092) deny file-read-data /Users/somebody/Library/Services/Demo.workflow
Violation: deny file-read-data /Users/somebody/Library/Services/Demo.workflow

How do I get my Service to comply with Sandbox restrictions?

  • I can duplicate that error if I set it to receive rich text. It goes away if you set it to receive text. Do you have a specific reason you need rich text? As far as I know, the Run AppleScript parameter doesn't understand rich text. – Hurston Sep 27 '17 at 17:39
  • @Hurston That's true. If I select "text", I do not encounter the same sandbox issue. Unfortunately, the service then outputs raw RTF markup into my rich-text document if I select this option. (I want to change the font, similar to this answer.) – Jacob Budin Sep 28 '17 at 14:46

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