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AppleScript

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ISBN-10: 0596008503

ISBN-13: 9780596008505

Edition: 2005

Authors: Adam Goldstein

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From newspapers to NASA, Mac users around the world use AppleScript to automate their daily computing routines. Famed for its similarity to English and its ease of integration with other programs, AppleScript is the perfect programming language for time-squeezed Mac fans. As beginners quickly realize, however, AppleScript has one major shortcoming: it comes without a manual. No more. You don't need a degree in computer science, a fancy system administrator title, or even a pocket protector and pair of nerdy glasses to learn the Mac's most popular scripting language; you just need the proper guide at your side. "AppleScript: The Missing Manual is that guide. Brilliantly compiled by…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Foreword
The Missing Credits
Introduction
AppleScript Overview
Setting Up AppleScriptThe Script MenuWorking with the Scripts You Have
Using Script Editor
The Script Editor Look
Script Formats
Setting Script Editor's Preferences
Building a Script from Scratch
Getting Started
Commanding Other Programs
Everyday Scripting Tasks
Manipulating Text
String Notation
Getting Text Back from Dialog Boxes
Linking Strings Together
Multiline Strings
Scripting Text
Edit
Adding Word Count
Commanding Microsoft Word
Running Scripts from Text
Controlling Files
File Path Boot Camp
Displaying Folders
Moving Files Around
Backing Up Files
Deleting Files
Picking a File from a Dialog Box
Saving Files
Creating Lists
Common List Commands
Displaying Lists
The Ever-Useful every Keyword
List Processing
Joining Lists Together
Inputting Lists
Getting Lists from Other Programs
Organizing and Editing Graphics
Scripting iPhoto
Controlling Photoshop
Image Events
Playing Sound and Video
Scripting iTunes
Speaking and Listening
Scripting Quick
Time
Internet and Network Scripting
Internet Connect
Safari
Address Book
Maili
Chat Control
URL Access Scripting
Recalling Passwords
Organizing Information in Databases
Record Notation
Making a Simple Apple
Script Database
Getting File Information
Scripting File
Maker Pro
Power-User Features
Linking Scripts to Folders with Folder Actions
Enabling Folder Actions
Built-in Actions
Running Your Own Actions
Scripting Programs
That Don't Have Dictionaries
Enabling GUI Scripting
GUI Scripting Basics
Controlling Menus
Clicking Buttons
Deciphering Interface Hierarchies
Fake Typing
Mixing Apple
Script and Unix
Terminal
Unix Without Terminal
Running Superuser Commands
Running Apple
Scripts from Unix
Scheduling Apple
Script Commands
Testing and Debugging Scripts
First Line of Defense: The Compiler
Noting Important Events
Preventing Errors
Isolating and Handling Errors
The Xcode Debugger
AppleScript Studio
What Is Apple
Script Studio?
Making a Program
Appendixes
Apple
Script Support in Common Programs
Databases
Email Programs
Graphics Editors
Page Layout Programs
Plain Text Editors
Word Processors
Web Browsers
Moving from Hyper
Card to Apple
Script
Data Types
Dialog Boxes
Existence
Numbers
Pausing
Ranges
Repeat Statements
Subroutines
Variables
Where to Go from Here
Web Sites
Discussion Lists
Books
Index