Allow action options to be selected at runtime in Automator on Mac
Sometimes a workflow can be more useful if some of the information is provided at runtime. For example, a workflow that processes images could be more useful if you allow the user to select the type of image processing at runtime.
Some actions have an option allowing the user to select the settings when the workflow is running. When the user runs the workflow, the choices are displayed in a dialogue.
In the Automator app on your Mac, in the action, select the settings you want. The settings you select appear as the default settings.
Click Options at the bottom of the action.
If Options is dimmed, the settings can’t be selected at runtime.
Select “Show this action when the workflow runs”.