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AppleScript® Programming for the Absolute Beginner by Jerry Lee Ford

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Introducing the Script Editor

In order to create and test AppleScripts, you need a script editor. Fortunately, you do not have to look very far because an excellent script editor, conveniently named the Script Editor, is provided as part of the operating system. The Script Editor application runs as a native Mac OS X application and supports a number of features, including:

  • Automatic statement color coding

  • Automatic statement indentation

  • Standard editor features like copy, cut, paste, and undo

  • Code completion assistance

  • Built-in dictionary browser

  • Library palette for quick access to commonly used script application dictionaries

  • Result and history tracking of script results and execution

  • Find and replace searching

  • Navigation bar access to key script ...

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