I am trying to batch convert a bunch of MS Word documents via Pages on my Mac. I have an Applescript that I believe will work, but I am getting hung up on a dialog box, and I am trying to see if someone could proofread the script for me. [more inside]
posted by 4ster
on Dec 18, 2012 -
So, following up on my previous question
: I have this Mac Mini that will drive a big data display. I wrote an AppleScript that starts up Chrome and goes to fullscreen mode, and I put that script in the startup items and it all works swell. BUT! I still need to log in for it to work. Can I set something up so that the Mac starts and runs without any user intervention at all? [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt
on Oct 6, 2011 -
I want to run a script on my Mac (Applescript most likely) when I connect to a particular wireless router. My Google Fu is failing me. Does anyone know if and how this can be done? [more inside]
posted by bitdamaged
on Dec 31, 2010 -
I'm trying to make an Automator folder action that - when a video is downloaded to said folder - will convert a video with HandbrakeCLI and add said converted video to iTunes, and I'm having some trouble. To say the least! [more inside]
posted by joshuaconner
on Oct 8, 2010 -
In iTunes 9.1, what is the applescript button number for the "Save Genius Playlist" button? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom
on May 28, 2010 -
I have two mirrored hard drives, B and backup_B.
I'm looking for an applescript that will identify the location of an open window on the B directory and will then open the same mirrored directory on the backup_B.
All I can offer you is to become the successor of my vast empire.
Thanks a million.
posted by captainscared
on May 17, 2010 -
filter: I am trying to use SelfControl to block certain websites relatively permanently using Automator or something but I don't know what I'm doing. [more inside]
posted by who else
on Mar 8, 2010 -
How can I automatically minimize a running application to the dock? [more inside]
posted by bwg
on Feb 22, 2010 -
Is there a Mac application or (even better) an Applescript script just to upload audio and photos into the Wordpress Media Gallery super fast? [more inside]
posted by miniminimarket
on Feb 5, 2010 -
Can I make an AppleScript that will display a dialog box, wait for user input, and take an action if the user does not respond to that dialog box after a predetermined period of time? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway
on Feb 5, 2010 -
Using Automator and/or AppleScript to automatically move files of a specified type(s) from one folder to another? [more inside]
posted by mosk
on Jan 15, 2010 -
How do I automate dumping the contents of a couple hundred different data CDs into a directory in Mac OS X? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee
on Jan 11, 2010 -
Auomating Mac Filter: I want to upload a movie to a free video sharing site from the command line. How? [more inside]
posted by 47triple2
on Oct 15, 2009 -
How do I export a whole bunch of Home URLs from NetNewsWire, or an alternate RSS feeder for the Mac? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai
on Jun 8, 2009 -
I have a podcast (M4A format) that I'd like to trim and save without re-encoding. Is this possible? In Quicktime Pro I can select a time range, trim it, and choose save, but it saves the resulting file as a .MOV file. [more inside]
posted by krunk
on Jun 1, 2009 -
In Word 2008, how can I set up an AppleScript macro to move selected text so that it appears underneath a particular bookmark? [more inside]
posted by I EAT TAPAS
on Apr 29, 2009 -
I need to automate the process of printing a report to PDF with the date in the file name, saving it in an archive folder, printing it, and emailing it as an attachment. I am on a Mac and using Pages, Automator, and AppleScript. Help me find the missing pieces! [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway
on Mar 28, 2009 -
Obscure Mac geekery filter... On OS X Leopard, how can I get a reference to the current location of an Automator workflow/app in a shell script within that workflow? [more inside]
posted by Xuff
on Sep 3, 2008 -
A few of us work off a local OS X Fileserver. We often need to point each other to files deep with it by email. I am looking for an automated way to create clickable local links in the mail.app friendly format of "file:///Volumes/Server%20Portal/". Any solutions?
posted by Raff
on Jul 7, 2008 -
My career involves me using OSX Terminal ssh'd into other servers. Often, I have multiple ssh connections open, sometimes two or three to the same server. I can't bring myself to use tabs. Is there anything that can automatically be done to automatically color/title my terminal windows once I ssh into them? [more inside]
posted by neilkod
on May 15, 2008 -
My Macbook says my AppleScript version is outdated (1.1.0). How can this be? And how can I fix it/download an update? I know that I should at least have something like 1.10, but I'm guessing that it's bug. All roads travelled lead to release notes only.
posted by drea
on Jan 21, 2008 -
Asking for Mr Waterlily: "I would like write a script that starts when the computer starts, goes into a permanent loop, looks to see if a key is pressed, if the key is pressed it would do something, if not it would pause n seconds then loop again.
How does one detect key events in applescript?" [more inside]
posted by waterlily
on Dec 8, 2007 -
Is it possible to export an .ics file from iCal containing just today's events from specific calendars? [more inside]
posted by jack_mo
on Nov 4, 2007 -
I have a folder of about two thousand .png files. For each file, I need to (1)create a new folder named the same as the currently selected file(minus the extension), and (2)move the file into its eponymous folder. How can I accomplish this using Applescript?
posted by 40 Watt
on Oct 17, 2007 -
I have a laptop cooling fan which runs on USB power. It works well but it's a fairly monotonous drone. The internal fans are linked to the cooling unit and the temperature monitor, so they operate based on the current temperature. Is there any way I can control the USB fan based on temperature as well? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Banana Grabber
on Oct 16, 2007 -
I have Mac OS X, with its Unix underpinnings. I have a number of text files through which I did a search-and-replace. Unfortunately, that altered all of the timestamps on the files. I'm trying to restore things via the "Date Created" info. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Aug 6, 2007 -
Applescript + Excel . How to suppress subtotals for a field in a pivot table? [more inside]
posted by cdavis
on Jul 12, 2007 -
Is it possible to programmatically strip some (but not all) of the formatting from text that's been copied from safari? [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer
on May 2, 2007 -
Is there a Windows scripting language that is equivalent to AppleScript? [more inside]
posted by hooray
on Sep 25, 2006 -
When I use the "Open Dictionary" option in Apple's Script Editor (2.1.1, part of OS X 10.4.6), a lot of my apps have multiple dictionary entries. Where do these come from? How do I get rid of them?
posted by mph
on Jun 23, 2006 -
I was laid off recently and want to use my knowledge of AppleScript to do some consulting. I have a meeting this week about automating tasks for a local newspaper, but am uncertain how to bill such a project. [more inside]
posted by the biscuit man
on Jan 22, 2006 -
Anyone ever use QuicKeys for OS9? I am trying to figure out if there is a good way to fake it into using variables, possibly via AppleScript. [more inside]
posted by mzurer
on Nov 14, 2005 -
I want to send a weekly e-mail reminder to myself that shows my appointments for the upcoming week. How the heck so I do this with iCal on OSX? [more inside]
posted by sanitycheck
on Sep 22, 2005 -
We're looking to automate a batch process that can be pointed at a directory of image files. Those files will need to be inserted one by one into an InDesign template appropriate text changed in the file based on a CSV file, and then have the resulting document saved as an EPS file based on the original image file name. [more inside]
posted by willnot
on Aug 16, 2005 -
I need to learn how to build Applescript Studio apps in a very short amount of time. I mostly need to build widgets that capture variables through dialogs, run some shell commands and consume some webservices. Dashboard isn't an option in the target environment. Can anyone recommend some online guides other than Apple's dev site or some decent books?
posted by machaus
on May 10, 2005 -
SafariFilter or AppleScriptFilter: I very often collect bookmarks of pages I'd like to look at in Safari, through the double magic of NetNewsWire and Saft. The problem is that I end up having one folder with 180+ bookmarks in it. I often then manually split them into chunks of 20 using cut and paste, but it strikes me that there's got to be an easier way to do that automatically via AppleScript. However, my google-fu
fails me in that respect.
Anyone know of a link to an AppleScript that takes one bookmark folder and splits it into folders with x
number of bookmarks each in them? Or any AppleScript master and MeFi resident out here savvy enough to whip one up for me?
I'll send you a cute picture of my cat sunning himself in a sunbeam, if you want. :)
posted by WCityMike
on Mar 15, 2005 -
Simplified scenario: I have a text file called "blah.txt" with some text in it. I also have a To-Do item in iCal named "Blah". I'd like to be able to doubleclick something to make the contents of blah.txt appear in the notes section of the Blah to-do item. [more inside]
posted by sirion
on Mar 4, 2005 -
I'm using Grep within BBedit 6.1.2 lite, in order to change some data in tables from "regular" time in the format: "0530PM" to military time: "1730"
Essentially, I am able to locate the data I want using:
Which, in the above example returns: "0530"
So here's the question: I want to treat that result as a number, and add 1200 to it to convert it to military time.
Is there a way to do this within BBedit using the replacement patterns, or do I have to go figure out how to write a perl/python/awk/applescript to accomplish this?
posted by mecran01
on Jan 6, 2005 -
Applescript help, please. I'm trying to generate a custom e-mail reminder for certain events [MI] [more inside]
posted by adamrice
on Feb 6, 2004 -
Is there a plugin, AppleScript -- anything -- which will allow me to enqueue songs in iTunes for Mac. Ideally I would like a similar system to Winamp 3, where I could enqueue some songs in my iTunes Library and once they have been played, have iTunes go back to doing its regular thing.
posted by teem
on Jan 5, 2004 -