AppleScript


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AppleScript

(language)
An object-oriented shell language for the Macintosh, approximately a superset of HyperTalk.

AppleScript

An English-like command language for the Macintosh introduced with System 7 Pro and supported in Mac OS X, even though OS X has its own Unix commands. Like the command lines and batch files in DOS/Windows, AppleScript is used to invoke numerous functions and automate repetitive tasks. A variety of pre-written scripts are available, and Apple's Script Editor is used to write one's own.
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Working with the Automator tools and AppleScript commands, FineReader Pro for Mac users can link document processing steps together to create simple, self-running OCR workflows.
Warnings of pitfalls, common mistakes, and AppleScript shortcomings
The new, super-charged dictionary defines the vocabulary of terms available for writing commands in the AppleScript language, which often comprise grammatically correct English sentences.
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The EndNote integration with Apple Pages '09 and the new EndNote X3 for Mac with its expanded AppleScript support, new grouping options and composite chemistry styles, deliver highly requested features for Macintosh users," said Keith MacGregor, executive vice president at Thomson Reuters.
When an asset is dragged from Asset Browser, as opposed to a standard Web browser like Safari, the client automatically downloads and runs the AppleScript from the WebNative server.
Overall improvement to synchronization support, including removing attachments from Exchange Server messages and synchronizing to the server, as well as support for editing the contents of Exchange Server messages via AppleScript and synchronizing the changes to the server -- E-mail images.
In this update of the 2003 edition, the author of other O'Reilly "definitive guides" and a former editor of MacTech Magazine introduces the rationale, concepts, and appropriate use of AppleScript to new users.
Works like email - edit each post in its own window with spell-checking, drafts, multiple windows, and even AppleScript support.
In EndNote X1, AppleScript can automate repetitive tasks such as writing text into record fields from another application, importing and exporting records in and out of EndNote, and formatting a bibliography of selected references.
ATLANTA -- A unique opportunity to learn more about AppleScript is coming to New Orleans November 4-8.