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Learn AppleScript: The Comprehensive Guide to Scripting and Automation on Mac OS X, Third Edition by Hanaan Rosenthal, Hamish Sanderson

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Chapter 2. AppleScript in Principle

Learning how to script for the first time can be a daunting prospect. Although you do not need to learn every last feature and technique of scripting to create your own successful scripts, you do have to know a certain amount of information before you can really start scripting.

Part 2 of this book will explore each major feature of AppleScript in its own chapter. Although this approach allows you to study each feature in lots of detail, it has one obvious disadvantage: until you have read and digested all of those chapters, it is very difficult to see exactly how all the different pieces of the AppleScript jigsaw puzzle fit together. Don't worry, though, because you won't be going in empty-handed.

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