AppleScript

AppleScript

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by Mark Conway Munro
     
 

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Automate virtually any task on your Mac with scripts

If you want to automate workflow on a Mac, AppleScript developer Mark Munro can show you how. Having worked with AppleScript almost from day one, he shares his methods, tips, and insights to help you automate virtually any Mac task using this universal-access, open-ended scripting tool. You'll quickly

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Automate virtually any task on your Mac with scripts

If you want to automate workflow on a Mac, AppleScript developer Mark Munro can show you how. Having worked with AppleScript almost from day one, he shares his methods, tips, and insights to help you automate virtually any Mac task using this universal-access, open-ended scripting tool. You'll quickly master the English-like syntax of AppleScript, write scripts to control apps, explore subroutines and open-ended programming, and learn advanced techniques you can put to immediate use.

  • Learn AppleScript and Script Editor basics and master the language

  • Work with text objects, numbers, lists, records, subroutines, and data and system events

  • Understand "if-then" statements and logical branching, and write a conditional script

  • Control applications with scripts

  • Explore open-ended programming, and create an image batch processor

  • Produce flexible and expandable scripts using a hierarchical subroutine design

  • Organize code into modules and libraries and create multi-module solutions

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Visit wileydevreference.com for the latest on tools and techniques for Apple development, as well as code snippets and examples from this book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470924730
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/22/2010
Series:
Developer Reference , #23
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
624
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Mark Conway Munro is a professional programmer who has used AppleScript, AppleScript Studio, and FileMaker Pro on a daily basis since 1992. He has designed and deployed numerous complex custom solutions for clients such as Adobe Systems, The Associated Press, BMG, KraftMaid Cabinetry, Sony Music Distribution, and many more.

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