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Learn AppleScript

The Comprehensive Guide to Scripting and Automation on Mac OS X

  • Authors
  • Hamish Sanderson
  • Hanaan Rosenthal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Welcome to AppleScript

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hamish Sanderson, Hanaan Rosenthal
      Pages 3-13
    3. Hamish Sanderson, Hanaan Rosenthal
      Pages 15-31
    4. Hamish Sanderson, Hanaan Rosenthal
      Pages 33-49
  3. Understanding AppleScript

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Hamish Sanderson, Hanaan Rosenthal
      Pages 53-76
    3. Hamish Sanderson, Hanaan Rosenthal
      Pages 77-141
    4. Hamish Sanderson, Hanaan Rosenthal
      Pages 143-161
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      Pages 215-240
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      Pages 241-266
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      Pages 267-292
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      Pages 293-318
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      Pages 319-367
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    17. Hamish Sanderson, Hanaan Rosenthal
      Pages 541-584
  4. Putting AppleScript to Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 585-585
    2. Hamish Sanderson, Hanaan Rosenthal
      Pages 587-621
    3. Hamish Sanderson, Hanaan Rosenthal
      Pages 623-674
    4. Hamish Sanderson, Hanaan Rosenthal
      Pages 675-710
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      Pages 711-742
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      Pages 817-861
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      Pages 863-896
    10. Hamish Sanderson, Hanaan Rosenthal
      Pages 897-926
    11. Hamish Sanderson, Hanaan Rosenthal
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    12. Hamish Sanderson, Hanaan Rosenthal
      Pages 969-1018
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 1019-1073

About this book

Introduction

AppleScript is an English-like, easy-to-understand scripting language built into every Mac. AppleScript can automate hundreds of AppleScript-able applications, performing tasks both large and small, complex and simple.

Learn AppleScript: The Comprehensive Guide to Scripting and Automation on Mac OS X, Third Edition has been completely updated for Mac OS X Snow Leopard. It's all here, with an emphasis on practical information that will help you solve any automation problem—from the most mundane repetitive tasks to highly integrated workflows of complex systems.

  • Friendly enough for beginners, detailed enough for advanced AppleScripters
  • Includes major contributions from expert AppleScripters: Emmanuel Levy, Harald Monihart, Ian Piper, Shane Stanley, Barry Wainwright, Craig Williams, and foreword by AppleScript inventor, William Cook

Keywords

AppleScript Cocoa Debugging Mac OS X code control controlling database information

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