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Chapter 11. FileMaker and Other Programs > Using AppleScript with FileMaker Scr...

Using AppleScript with FileMaker Scripting

Although AppleScript itself is outside the scope of a FileMaker Pro book, it's definitely worth a mention because it allows you to combine FileMaker scripting with almost limitless ability to affect Macintosh Finder functions (like automatically backing up FileMaker databases at specific times of day), and to initiate actions in other AppleScript-aware programs—from simply cutting and pasting text between applications to mining your Netscape cache for interesting GIF files.

This example uses a simple script that copies the contents of a FileMaker field, switches to Microsoft Word, and pastes the text into a document.


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