Introduction

Welcome to the third edition of Learn AppleScript: The Comprehensive Guide to Scripting and Automation on Mac OS X. This book will teach you the principles and practices of controlling the many "AppleScriptable" Mac OS X applications using the AppleScript scripting language included in Mac OS X.

The title of this book represents a challenge: just how do you create a comprehensive guide to a subject as broad and deep as automating your Mac with AppleScript?

While we do cover every aspect of the AppleScript language in extensive detail, obviously we cannot hope to cover every last scriptable application on the market today. Instead, we will explain the core principles by which all scriptable applications operate, before exposing you to ...

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