Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by GigaWire, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. GigaWire macrumors 6502

    Dec 25, 2001
    As the title says, I need some good resources on Applescripting. Primarily I am looking for some type of "key" that lists available commands, or any well done site (I don't mean aesthetically) with a strong forum.

    Basically I need to start writing simple Applescripts to automate some menial but time consuming tasks. For instance, i want to write one that trashes the preferences for Final Cut Pro everytime I close it, stuff like that.

    Any and all help appreciated-

  2. simX macrumors 6502a


    May 28, 2002
    Bay Area, CA
    You can access the Scripting Dictionaries for each application by opening up Script Editor, selecting "Open Dictionary..." from the File menu (could be named something different in a diff. version of Script Editor), and then selecting the application for which you want to know commands in the subsequent dialog. Note that this dialog usually takes something like 30-60 seconds to come up, so don't be impatient. :)

    These dictionaries will tell you all the commands you can use and how to refer to objects in that program.

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