Chapter 4. Writing Scripts in AppleScript Editor

Before we start exploring application scripting and AppleScript in detail, in this chapter we are going to take a closer look at the main tool we will use in this book to create, save, and run scripts: AppleScript Editor.

AppleScript Editor is a simple application for writing and running AppleScripts. You can find it in your Mac's /Applications/Utilities/ folder. The following sections describe AppleScript Editor's main features, starting with script windows, and then moving on to other important features such as dictionary viewer windows, the Library window, and preference options.

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On Mac OS X 10.5 and earlier, the AppleScript Editor application is named Script Editor and can be found in /Applications/AppleScript/ ...

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