Danny Goodman's AppleScript Handbook

Overview

This latest edition will help you:

Enhance your productivity by freeing yourself from the drudgery of tasks in the Finder

Automate the Finder and third-party applications, including: FileMaker Pro; QuarkXPress; Microsoft Excel; HyperCard; Microsoft Word; WordPerfect; MacWrite Pro; TouchBase;

Customize your own system and give your scripts ...

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Overview

This latest edition will help you:

Enhance your productivity by freeing yourself from the drudgery of tasks in the Finder

Automate the Finder and third-party applications, including: FileMaker Pro; QuarkXPress; Microsoft Excel; HyperCard; Microsoft Word; WordPerfect; MacWrite Pro; TouchBase;

Customize your own system and give your scripts professional polish

Rely on OSA (Open Scripting Architecture) infrastructure to provide a consistent scripting foundation for applications and accommodate future scripting systems

Get a head start today learning all the powerful tools of your Macintosh, and be well-positioned to take advantage of the amazing application and system software technologies yet to come.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780966551419
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/1998
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I Getting Started with Applescript 1
1 The Many Flavors of Applescript 3
2 How to Learn Applescript 9
3 Your First Applescript Script 15
Pt. II The Applescript Language 27
4 Writing Applescript Scripts - An Overview 29
5 A Crash Course in Programming Fundamentals 41
6 Issuing Commands and Getting Results 51
7 Scripting Addition Commands and Dictionaries 81
8 Describing Objects - References and Properties 147
9 Working with Data - Values, Variables, and Expressions 183
10 Going with the Flow (Or Not) Control Structures 213
11 Applescript Operators 233
12 Error Checking in Scripts 251
13 Debugging Scripts 259
14 Using Subroutines, Handlers, and Script Libraries 273
15 Script Properties, Objects, and Agents 291
Pt. III Putting Applescript to Work 311
16 Scripting Finder Operations with FinderLib 313
17 Scripting the Scriptable Finder 323
18 Scripting the Scriptable Text Editor 369
19 Scripting Tableserver 391
20 Integrating Applications with Applescript 407
Pt. IV Third-Party Scriptable Applications 423
21 Scripting Third-Party Applications 425
22 Filemaker Pro 437
23 Microsoft Excel 447
24 Microsoft Word 457
25 WordPerfect 465
26 MacWrite Pro 471
27 TouchBase Pro 475
28 HyperCard 485
29 QuarkXpress 493
30 Getting Help with Application Scripting 501
31 Building User Interfaces for Scripts 505
32 Third-Party Scripting Tools 511
33 Third-Party Scripting Additions 519
Appendix: Applescript Quick Reference 529
Index 545
Installing the Companion Disk Software 553
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