AppleScript For Dummies

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Wiley, Jan 4, 1996 - Computers - 396 pages
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Free AppleScript "Cheat Sheet" Inside!

AppleScript® For Dummies® is the friendly, easy-to-follow guide that gives you the information you need to become more productive using your Mac. You'll discover how AppleScript automates the dull, boring tasks that currently take up too much of your time and also see how Apple has made it easy for you to give orders to your Mac so that it does the boring stuff.

Inside find helpful advice on how to:

  • Use AppleScript to automate tasks in programs such as Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, and the Finder
  • Arrange applications to work together to accomplish complex tasks
  • Find out where to get and how to install AppleScript (it's free with System 7.5)
  • Control applications that aren't even scriptable
  • Master tools that will make scripting easier and fun
  • Browse a long list of applications that you can tame with AppleScript
  • Pinpoint where to get more information on the Internet and elsewhere
  • Discover the hidden meaning behind all the hacker jargon

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Introduction 1
Getting Started 7
AppleScript Basics without Stomach Acid 23

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Common terms and phrases

About the author (1996)

About the Author Tom Trinko has been programming the Mac since 1984 and has worked on many different types of computers. He's a real Mac fanatic who devotes his rare sane moments to developing the Ultimate Mac Script, which will allow him to take control of the entire world.

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