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AppleScript® Programming for the Absolute Beginner by Jerry Lee Ford

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Using Advanced Script Editor Features

The Script Editor application supports a host of advanced options that, although they’re not immediately apparent, you should know about. By taking advantage of these options you will be able to work more efficiently with fewer errors—the end result being better AppleScripts that take less time to write.

Working with the Navigation Bar

Although not enabled by default, the Script Editor provides a Navigation Bar control that you can use to locate different script elements, including subroutines, global variables, and properties. To enable this feature and begin working with it, click on the Show Navigation Bar option located on the View menu. In response, the Navigation Bar is added to the Script Editor application’s ...

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