By Guy Hart-Davis

ISBN-10: 0071639543

ISBN-13: 9780071639545

Crucial Skills--Made effortless! discover ways to application in AppleScript, the flexible scripting language equipped correct into Mac OS X and supported by means of so much significant purposes. AppleScript: A Beginner's consultant exhibits you ways to write down strong scripts with the AppleScript Editor to automate projects, shop effort and time, and immediately generate records, spreadsheets, and email messages. Debugging and blunder dealing with also are lined during this fast paced instructional. Designed for simple studying Key talents & Concepts--Chapter-opening lists of particular talents coated within the bankruptcy Ask the Expert--Q&A sections full of bonus info and important assistance attempt This--Hands-on routines that assist you to follow your talents Notes--Extra details concerning the subject being lined Tips--Helpful reminders or alternative routes of doing issues Cautions--Errors and pitfalls to prevent Annotated Syntax--Example code with observation that describes the programming suggestions being illustrated Ready-to-use code at www.mhprofessional.com/computingdownload man Hart-Davis is the writer of Mac OS X Leopard QuickSteps, the way to Do every little thing iPod, iPhone, & iTunes, 5th version, HTML, XHTML & CSS QuickSteps, and several machine books.

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Display the contents of the AppleScript folder by clicking its icon (in Columns view) or double-clicking its icon (in any of the other three views). 4. Double-click the AppleScript Utility icon to launch AppleScript Utility (see Figure 2-8). 23 24 AppleScript: A Beginner’s Guide Figure 2-8 AppleScript Utility lets you control whether the Script menu appears on the menu bar in Leopard and earlier versions of Mac OS X. 5. Select the Show Script Menu In Menu Bar check box. The Script menu icon appears on the menu bar.

AppleScript Editor changes the line to the comments color set in the Formatting preferences; by default, this color is gray. 4. Press z-R or click the Run button to run the script. The script opens a Finder window showing the Documents folder. Because the close every window statement is commented out, it does not run. Creating Block Comments Instead of an end-of-line comment, you can create a block comment. A block comment is a comment that appears as its own block—normally on multiple lines rather than a single line, although you can create single-line block comments if you want.

Choose Go | Applications to open a Finder window showing the Applications folder. Alternatively, press z-SHIFT-A. 3. Display the contents of the AppleScript folder by clicking its icon (in Columns view) or double-clicking its icon (in any of the other three views). 4. Double-click the AppleScript Utility icon to launch AppleScript Utility (see Figure 2-8). 23 24 AppleScript: A Beginner’s Guide Figure 2-8 AppleScript Utility lets you control whether the Script menu appears on the menu bar in Leopard and earlier versions of Mac OS X.

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