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Appendix D. Scripting

Appendix D. Scripting

I don't know why, but some people just like doing things the hard way. Like those people who insist on doing long division on the back of an envelope rather than using a calculator. Or like folks who scroll around their documents using the scroll bars instead of using the grabber hand. Yes, it's weird, but they seem happy enough; so why bother them by telling them there's an easier way to do it?

Well, I don't know about you, but it drives me crazy doing repetitive tasks in QuarkXPress. Stepping through a document to make a tiny formatting change to one little character on each page…searching for all the paragraphs in my 100-page story that start with a numeral and applying the proper style sheet to them…changing the border around every picture in my document one at a time…Each of these just seemed like another one of those monotonous, robotic tasks that I do every day when working on my computer.


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