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Chapter 7. AppleScript

You can think of AppleScript programs (called scripts) as software robots. A simple AppleScript might perform some daily task for you: backing up your Documents folder, for example.

A more complex script can be pages long. In professional printing and publishing, where AppleScript enjoys its greatest popularity, a script might connect to a photographer's hard drive elsewhere on the Internet, download a photo from a predetermined folder, color-correct it in Photoshop, import it into a specified page-layout document, print a proof copy, and send a notification email to the editor—automatically.


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