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Up and Running with AppleScript

Course Summary

  Learn how to build a real-world automation script with AppleScript.   

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    Course Syllabus


    What you should know before starting this course
    Using the exercise files
    What is AppleScript?
    Introducing AppleScript Editor
    1. Exploring AppleScript
    Introducing the AppleScript language and documentation
    Using comments, variables, text, and numbers
    Introducing the dictionaries
    Working with files and folders
    Using lists and records
    Listing files in a folder
    Using "repeat" to create loops
    Using conditionals
    Building functions
    Interacting with the user via alerts, dialogs, and notifications
    Challenge: Set some file metadata
    Solution: Set some file metadata
    2. Using AppleScript with Applications
    Using AppleScript with other programs
    Using AppleScript with Photoshop
    Challenge: Add Photoshop interaction
    Solution: Add Photoshop interaction
    3. Your App in the Real World
    Preventing and catching errors
    Saving and distributing your application
    Making a droplet application to drag files onto
    4. Further Exploration
    Working with AppleScript at the command line
    Working with the command line in AppleScript
    Folder actions
    Additional resources

Course Fee:
USD 25

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Course Status:



2 - 3 hours / week

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