Archives for February 2006

X-Ray Magazine Scripting Quark Article > Tips for Updating Your QuarkXPress AppleScripts

Vol. 4, Num. 2 - Tips for Updating Your QuarkXPress AppleScripts.

Many long-time QuarkXPress users will probably agree, if it works, then leave it alone. This ideology is evident in many QuarkXPress-based workflows, especially those that have been working reliably for years and years. If you attend a QuarkXPress users’ group meeting, or a QuarkXPress- related seminar, you will no doubt find people using all different versions of QuarkXPress, from version 3.32 and even earlier, to the latest and greatest. [Read more at X-Ray Magazine online...]

Press Release > Mactech Magazine Applescript Article Announced – 2/15/06

Current Issue of MacTech Magazine Features Article Written by Ben Waldie, President of Automated Workflows, LLC

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - February 15th, 2006 - This month's MacTech Magazine, the February 2006 issue, features an article that provides an introduction to Database Events, a background application in Mac OS X 10.4 and higher, which provides access to retrieve and manipulate data in SQLite databases from AppleScript. This article was written by AppleScript Essentials columnist, Ben 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.
Ben Waldie is president and CEO of Automated Workflows, LLC, a firm specializing in AppleScript and workflow automation consulting. For years, Ben 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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MacTech AppleScript Essentials Column > Introduction to Database Events

February, 2006 - Introduction to Database Events.

Data storage and access is an important part of AppleScripting, particularly in complex AppleScript-based projects. Some scripts may need to store user-entered data for later reference, perhaps during an entirely new session. Some may need a location to log activity or errors during processing. Others may need to access structured data, in order to do something fairly complex, such as building a catalog.

In this month's column, we will discuss the use of Database Events, a new and exciting feature in Mac OS X, for storage and access of data during script execution.  [Read more at]

Macworld Article > Automator for Travelers

February, 2006 - Automator for Travelers.

Travel has a way of magnifying even the smallest mistakes. Forget that little VGA adapter, and your entire presentation could be sunk. Forget that extra battery, and your laptop could poop out at the least opportune time. The fewer details you have to remember (or, as the case may be, forget) before, during, and after your trip, the better off you’ll be.

This is why Automator, Tiger’s new automation tool, can be such a valuable traveler’s aid. It can help you take care of all sorts of little travel-related chores. Here are a couple of Automator workflows that take advantage of the iPod to help mobile Mac users. They’re also examples of the kinds of things Automator can do, so feel free to mix and match them and experiment further. [Read more at]