Applescript or Automator?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Philley1, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Philley1 macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2011
    Hey all. I'm new and need some help. I need to copy lines from word that are brought up by a flash drive into excel in a column over and over again. Would I use script or automator to help me with doing this repetively.
  2. foidulus macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2007
    Depends on how much time you want to invest in it and how flexible/upgradable you want it to be.

    If you are willing to invest a little bit of time, Applescript will be much more useful because you will be able to change and improve the program just with a few lines of code. Otherwise you can use Automator and probably have something working within 30 minutes.

    What you might want to do is use automator to get the general algorithm down and then write the thing in Applescript, sort of get the best of both worlds.

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