Archives for December 2005

X-Ray Magazine Scripting Quark Article > Automator for QuarkXPress Users

Vol. 4, Num. 1 - Automator for QuarkXPress Users.

Until this month, my articles have focused on methods of controlling QuarkXPress with AppleScript, the scripting language that is built into the Macintosh® operating system. In this month’s article, I am going to switch gears slightly. Rather than discussing ways to control QuarkXPress via AppleScript (we’ll get back to that in my next column), I would like to talk about something new – Automator. [Read more at X-Ray Magazine online...]

MacTech AppleScript Essentials Column > Building Table Views with AppleScript Studio

December, 2005 - Building Table Views with AppleScript Studio.

Back in my April column, I provided an introduction to AppleScript Studio, a technology that is a part of Xcode and Interface Builder, Mac OS X's powerful integrated development environment. Using AppleScript Studio, AppleScript developers are able to create fully native Mac OS X applications, complete with user interfaces. By constructing scripts with interfaces, developers can build complex and powerful user friendly AppleScript solutions that have the same look and feel of any other Mac OS X application.

In addition to building stand-alone AppleScript solutions, AppleScript Studio can also now be used to create Automator actions, for use with Mac OS X 10.4's popular new Automator application. In my August column, I walked through the process of building of a simple AppleScript Studio-based Automator action.

This month, we will create a new AppleScript Studio-based project that is a little more complex, and incorporates a table view into its interface. This application, which I call Enable|Disable Mail Accounts, will display a list of email accounts in Mail to the user, and allow the user to toggle whether the accounts are enabled or disabled. [Read more at]

Press Release > X-ray Magazine Applescript Article Announced – 12/1/05

Current Issue of X-Ray Magazine Features Article Written by Benjamin S. Waldie, President of Automated Workflows, LLC

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - December 1st, 2005 - This month's X-Ray Magazine, volume 3 #4, features an "In the Trenches: Scripting" column titled "Scripting Text (Part 2)". This article was written by Benjamin S. Waldie, president of Automated Workflows, LLC.
AppleScript is a scripting language, built into Mac OS X, which allows users to write scripts in order to automate time consuming and repetitive tasks.
Benjamin S. Waldie is president and CEO of Automated Workflows, LLC, a firm specializing in AppleScript and workflow automation consulting. For years, Benjamin has developed professional AppleScript-based solutions for businesses across the globe, including Adobe Systems, Apple Computer, NASA, and TV Guide Magazine.
For additional information, visit Automated Workflows, LLC's website.

Press Contact:

Ben Waldie
Automated Workflows, LLC
116 Cold Stream Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460

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