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Chapter 5. Using Mac OS X Applications > Writing and Recording AppleScripts

Writing and Recording AppleScripts

Anyone can write AppleScripts. All it requires is the Script Editor application available with Panther, and knowledge of the AppleScript language. The AppleScript editor lets you type script directly into the editor window, or you can click the Record button, and then perform some Mac operation, as the editor records each step as you work. There are many places where you can go to increase your AppleScript understanding; however, point your browser to http://www.apple.com/applescript/, and then click the Resources link to access current resources dealing the creative techniques for AppleScript.

Write and Record AppleScripts

Open the Applications folder, point to the AppleScript folder, and then double-click the Script Editor icon.

Type the Script directly into the Script Editor window.

Click the Record button to record within the active script.

Click the Run button to run the active script.

Click the Stop button to stop the running of the active script.

Click the Compile button to create a version of the active script.

Click the File menu, and then click Save, or Save As to save the script using a unique name and location.


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