AppleScript: The Missing Manual

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page xvii
first paragraph

AppleScript has several advantages that make the best option for many jobs. should read: AppleScript has several advantages that make it the best option for many jobs.

Anonymous   
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Page 4
1st sentence under header "The Script Menu."

For Mac OS 10.4 users ONLY: In Tiger, there is no "Install Script Menu." To get the "parchment" icon on the menu bar, you open "Applescript Utility" and check the box that says "Show script menu in menu bar."

Anonymous   
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Page 25
Sidebar, second line

"...as shown in Figure 2-2." NOW READS: "...as shown in Figure 2-1."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2005
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Page 40
Figure 3-1, dialog box screen shot

"Hello! I'm your first AppleScript" should be: "Hello! I'm your first AppleScript."

Anonymous   
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Page 48
line 2

"... can't to be found." NOW READS: "... can't be found."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2005
Printed
Page 49
3 lines before the end of the page

"...folder 'can't be found." NOW READS: "...folder can't be found."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2005
Printed
Page 67
"The count Command" box, 2nd column, lines 1-3

tell application "Finder" set itemNumber to (count every item in the folder "Applications") should be: tell application "Finder" set itemNumber to (count every item in the folder "Applications" of the startup disk) NOTE: There is a line-continuaion symbol (see Note on page 55) at the end of the 2nd line (after "item"). There should be another one at the end of the 3rd line (after "the"), but NOT at the end of the 4th line [after "disk)"].

Anonymous   
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Page 78
Displaying Folders

"For Mac OS 10.4 users ONLY: The example in the book omits "Macintosh HD" in before "Users". Mac OS X 10.4 users must add the name of the startup disk to the beginning of the path.

Anonymous   
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Page 79
code

"For Mac OS 10.4 users ONLY: On page 79, the script line make new Finder window to POSIX file "/Applications/" --option 2 Should be changed to make new Finder window to folder "Macintosh HD:Applications:" --option 2 Also, the line open POSIX file "/Applications/" -- option 4 Should be changed to open folder "Macintosh HD:Applications:" -- option 4

Anonymous   
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Page 84
"Moving a Window" box, last sentence in right column

Just before the last sentence: "For a more detailed explanation of Mac OS X's odd window- positioning system, see page 124." insert the following paragraph: "(NOTE: Your mileage may vary on these numbers. If you find that using the boundaries mentioned in the book puts your window off to the side of the screen, try playing around with smaller numbers until you get the window right where you want it.)"

Anonymous   
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Page 138
FAQ, 2nd paragraph, 7th line

...shop, CorelDraw, and ever other Mac photo program in

Anonymous   
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Page 145
penultimate line of page

"...scripts, all of Iwhich work..." should read: "...scripts, all of which work..."

Anonymous   
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Page 242
Just after "Here's how the script works its magic:"

existing text: Part 1 tells System Events that you're interesting in scripting... should be: Part 1 tells System Events that you're interested in scripting...

Anonymous   
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Page 242
Last paragraph

Part 3 performs a virtual click on the Edit button... NOW READS: Part 4 performs a virtual click on the Edit button...

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2005
Printed
Page 243-244
after code at bottom of page

Before "Here's how the script breaks down" on page 244, insert the following: If you're using Mac OS 10.4 or higher, you may need to insert this line: delay 4 before this line: click the menu item "Universal Access" of the menu "View of menu bar 1

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