AppleScript

The Comprehensive Guide to Scripting and Automation on Mac OS X

Authors: Rosenthal, Hanaan

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About this book

This is the second edition of Hanaan Rosenthals critically-acclaimed AppleScript book. It goes the extra mile to teach you AppleScript, explaining advanced topics without leaving you behind.

AppleScript is the high-level scripting language that resides on the Mac platform. It can be used to add functionality to the Mac operating system, automate tasks, add functions, and generally make things easier. AppleScript has always been very useful, and with Mac OS X, you can take AppleScript further than before.

This book begins with the basics like handling variables, loops, and commands. It proceeds with more advanced concepts like debugging, AppleScripting with databases, manipulating PDFs with SMILE, and automating media workflow. In a nutshell, this book:

  • Takes you on a journey from novice to professional AppleScripter.
  • Is completely comprehensive; nothing is left to the imagination.
  • Is up-to-date through AppleScript 1.10/Mac OS X Tiger.

If you are a Mac user who wants to know the real meaning of having full control over your machine, get into AppleScripting. And pick up this book—it really is the only guide you'll need to master the art of AppleScripting!

About the authors

The founder of Custom Flow Solutions, Hanaan Rosenthal developed his first drawing program and published a programming newsletter at the age of 11. He became a digital media and prepress consultant in 1991, specializing in Mac publishing. In 1996, he took on his first full-blown AppleScript automation project and never looked back. Since then he has helped reshape the workflow of numerous publishing companies and departments creating systems that save their owners millions of dollars and thousands of man-hours annually. His clients include Fidelity Investments, Wellington Management, The Boston Globe, and Showtime Networks.

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-0237-0
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  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-59059-653-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
AppleScript
Book Subtitle
The Comprehensive Guide to Scripting and Automation on Mac OS X
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Hanaan Rosenthal
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0237-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-653-1
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 808
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