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Chapter 7. An Introduction to AppleScrip... > Recording Scripts in "Watch Me" Mode

7.3. Recording Scripts in "Watch Me" Mode

You can, if you wish, create a script by typing out the computer commands one at a time, just as computer programmers do the world over. Details on this process later in the chapter.

But if the task you want it to handle isn't especially complex, you can create a script just by doing the job manually—using menu commands, dragging icons, opening windows, and so on—as Script Editor watches and writes out the necessary lines of code automatically. Recording an action and watching the Mac turn your movements into lines of AppleScript code is a fantastic way to learn how AppleScript works.


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