[OS X TeX] TeXShop macro "Select class options"

Matthew Hills hills_tex at tina.stanford.edu
Mon Aug 30 14:39:27 EDT 2004

On Aug 30, 2004, at 6:23 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 30 Aug 2004, at 1:20 pm, Curtis Clifton wrote:
>> You might enjoy AppleScript, The Definitive Guide from O'Reilly.   
>> It's far better than any of the online documentation that I've found,  
>> covering many of the gotchas with AppleScript.
> I don't have the O'Reilly book, but it has to be more helpful than the  
> Language Guide that's on the Apple developer site, surely!
> I think one of the reasons I hardly ever use AppleScript is that I  
> find the documentation so fragmentary and obscure, but have never  
> quite had sufficient motivation to buy a third-party book. When I get  
> stuck, I usually just trawl through existing scripts looking for  
> fragments I can plagiarize. :-)

I would also highly recommend taking a look at Apple's  "AppleScript  
Guidebook: Essential Sub-Routines":

Apple's guide is still one of the better introductions to  
Applescript--the language really hasn't changed much since then (it was  
designed to implement a core set of ideas, with most of the  
functionality provided by applications/scripting extensions/etc.
Available on the web:
available as a PDF:

The rumor is that MacOS 10.4 will include extensive development of  

BTW, what were the issues that the new TeXShop "--applescript direct"  
was supposed to resolve?  (something about problems caused by launching  
from ScriptRunner?)

(still trying to come to terms with today's updates... TeXShop and  

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