MacMost Now 925: Using AppleScript With iWork Apps

You can use AppleScript to create scripts that control Numbers and Pages. This is similar to how Microsoft Office users use macros to control Word and Excel. In either case, you need some level of programming skill to be able to write scripts. If you can do it, this can be a very powerful way to enhance Numbers and Pages, adding functionality that isn't possible otherwise.

Comments: 4 Responses to “MacMost Now 925: Using AppleScript With iWork Apps”

    Keith Flanagan
    6 years ago

    Gary,
    That was probably one of the most interesting posts I have seen in a long time. Back when I was with the “Dark Side” I did a lot of VBA programming for Excel and it is nice to see that I can accomplish similar things with Apple Script. Great Tutorial!

    Stephen Bamforth
    6 years ago

    Gary,

    very helpful Tutorial as I am a convert to MAC and want to get to the nuts and bolt of scripting on the system.
    This has encouraged me to explore further.

    Best wishes from the UK

    Stephen Bamforth

    George Somers's
    6 years ago

    Can you use Automator with the new version of Pages and Numbers? I thought Andy Ihnatko said on a recent Macbreak that it didn’t. Did I misunderstand him? Thanks.

      6 years ago

      This video was made before Mavericks. Check the date. Haven’t looked to see what is available linking Automator and the new versions of the iWork apps. Check and report back.

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