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AppleScript® Programming for the Absolute Beginner by Jerry Lee Ford

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Chapter 8. Automating Mac OS X Applications

In this chapter, you will learn the basic steps involved in taking control of and automating Mac OS X applications. This includes learning more about how to use application dictionaries to locate the classes and commands that you will need to work with to automate these applications. By learning how to incorporate the functionality of other applications into your AppleScripts, you can significantly extend the reach of your AppleScripts to build automated workflows that can save you time and help you to work more efficiently. In short, by developing AppleScripts that leverage the capabilities of different Mac OS X applications, you can develop your own scripts and applications that are greater than ...

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