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Learn AppleScript: The Comprehensive Guide to Scripting and Automation on Mac OS X, Third Edition by Hanaan Rosenthal, Hamish Sanderson

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Chapter 29. Tips and Techniques for Improving Your Scripts

Up until now, the main goal of this book has been to teach you AppleScript and application scripting, providing you with the essential knowledge and skills for automating your Mac. You know how to use AppleScript objects, commands and operators, flow control statements, and perhaps even handlers and script objects. You understand how scriptable applications present information as objects in an object model, and how to manipulate those objects by sending commands to the application. And you have put this knowledge to practical use in a wide range of exercises throughout the preceding chapters. At this point, you have a powerful set of tools under your belt—more than enough to solve many ...

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