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AppleScript® Programming for the Absolute Beginner by Jerry Lee Ford

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Bossing Around Your Mac OS X Applications

The primary focus of this chapter is to show you how to develop AppleScripts that take control of and automate the actions of Mac OS X applications. Automating the operation of applications is the primary reason that AppleScript exists. As such, I would be remiss if I did not provide you with a number of different and varied examples of AppleScripts that automate different Mac OS X applications. To cover as much ground as possible, I am going to avoid going into too much depth with any one particular application.

After reading this chapter and re-creating and experimenting with each of the examples that will be presented, you should have a strong understanding of the basic steps involved in automating ...

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