AppleScript: A Beginner's Guide

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 29, 2010 - Computers - 448 pages
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Essential Skills--Made Easy!

Learn to program in AppleScript, the versatile scripting language built right into Mac OS X and supported by most major applications. AppleScript: A Beginner's Guide shows you how to write powerful scripts with the AppleScript Editor to automate tasks, save time and effort, and automatically generate documents, spreadsheets, and e-mail messages. Debugging and error handling are also covered in this fast-paced tutorial.

Designed for Easy Learning

  • Key Skills & Concepts--Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
  • Ask the Expert--Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips
  • Try This--Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills
  • Notes--Extra information related to the topic being covered
  • Tips--Helpful reminders or alternative ways of doing things
  • Cautions--Errors and pitfalls to avoid
  • Annotated Syntax--Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated

Ready-to-use code at www.mhprofessional.com/computingdownload

Guy Hart-Davis is the author of Mac OS X Leopard QuickSteps, How to Do Everything iPod, iPhone, & iTunes, Fifth Edition, HTML, XHTML & CSS QuickSteps, and several other computer books.

 

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Contents

Learning Essential AppleScript Programming Techniques
59
Automating Major Applications with AppleScript
247
Index
411
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Guy Hart-Davis is the author of more than 45 computer books, including Mac OS X Leopard QuickSteps and Word 2007 Macros & VBA Made Easy.

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