Apple Automator with AppleScript Bible
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: October 2009
Pages: 648

If you use a Mac, you'll be amazed at what you can automate

Save time when using your Mac with Apple's powerful AppleScript and Automator automation tools, which come standard with Mac OS X. This comprehensive guide shows you how to tap both these handy features to streamline your workflows. Learn how to launch your e-mail every day at a set time, or extract data for analysis on a regular schedule, or dozens of other useful ways to automate routine computer tasks, avoid errors, and save yourself time.

  • Explore the most current Automator tricks for Snow Leopard

  • Learn essential Automator concepts, such as actions, workflows, plugins, and Apple events

  • Create a droplet and simple scripts while mastering AppleScript's syntax, variables, objects, and properties

  • Automate routines you do all the time, such as opening iTunesĀ® to a random track or making slideshows

  • Manipulate files and e-mails, convert PDFs to images, find Calendar items, and discover other functions to automate

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