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Apple® Automator with AppleScript® Bible by Thomas Myer

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Appendix B. AppleScript Resources

IN THIS APPENDIX

  • Web-based tutorials

  • Online community

  • Tools and downloads

  • Training

In Appendix A, I introduced you to a series of Automator resources. I'll do the same thing for AppleScript in this appendix. Here, you'll find links to tutorials, online communities, tools and downloads, and training. I've bookmarked many of these resources on my Delicious account. Just go here:

www.delicious.com/myerman/applescript

Web-Based Tutorials

There are a number of excellent Web-based tutorials out there (both free and for a fee) that cover AppleScript. Here are just a few of them.

MacResearch AppleScript tutorials

The MacResearch AppleScript tutorials are billed as tutorials for scientists, and so you'll see plenty of AppleScripts that are focused on automating scientific research. Don't be alarmed, though, because scientists tend to do a lot of repetitive stuff that you'll find very familiar.

These tutorials are available at:

www.macresearch.org/applescript_tutorials

If you don't want to type all that, here's a BudURL for it:

www.budurl.com/urvp

The tutorials on this site are all text-based, with plenty of screen shots and instructional text to keep you from getting lost. Figure B.1 is a screenshot of the tutorial selection page.

AppleScript tutorials at MacResearch.org

Figure B.1. AppleScript tutorials at MacResearch.org

Figure B.2 shows part of a tutorial.

Figure B.2. A tutorial on MacResearch.org

MacScripter

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