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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0764574949, Paperback)

Spending a little time with this book can save lots of time on the computer!

AppleScript is object-oriented programming language used to write script files to automate tasks and customize applications for the Mac. AppleScript can automate much of what you do with your Mac computer, saving time and helping you be more productive. Businesses and individuals frequently use it for:Batch processingFile conversion and manipulationPerforming tasks at specified timesTransferring information between databases and other applicationsCreating automated workflows by linking the actions of multiple applications to perform a series of related tasks

Written by Tom Trinko, a Mac man since 1984,and author of articles for MacTutor and MacTech Journal, AppleScript For Dummies, 2nd Edition covers everything from the basics to more advanced stuff, with information on:Finding and installing AppleScriptUsing AppleScript to automate tasks in programs such as Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, and the Mac OS FinderArranging applications to work together to accomplish complex tasksControlling applications that aren’t even scriptableTaking advantage of tools that make composing AppleScript programs easy and funFinding additional AppleScript information on the Internet and elsewhere

With this book, you’ll discover how to script Internet activities, iLife applications, and more. Then, instead of letting your computer and/or software dictate how you do things (and often, how you have to do them over and over and over), you take charge! You’ll agree —this book is MacNificent!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:19 -0400)

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