Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Saving and distributing your application, part of Learning AppleScript.
…Up to this point, we've been creating and saving files in script format.…This is pretty handy for testing, but apps…in script format aren't executable on their own.…If you click a script file, it opens up an Apple script editor.…To make it executable as a standalone app.…You need to save a script as an application.…You can do this from the save menu, or the Save As menu…if you hold down the Option key in recent versions of OS X.…But the Export option offers some more choices.…It lets you name the app, and it lets you choose which file format you want.…
Let's take a look at these options.…Apps in script format, like we've been using throughout the…course so far, are the default way to save AppleScript files.…They have the regular script icon and they open…up with the AppleScript Editor when you click on them.…They're a single file and I'll explain that in a little bit.…Their file extension if you're look in the Get info…panel and finder, or see them in your terminal is .scpt.…Next the script bundle also has the script…
- What is AppleScript?
- Using comments, variables, text, and numbers
- Working with files and folders
- Using conditionals and creating loops
- Building functions
- Controlling other programs with AppleScript
- Preventing and catching errors
- Distributing your AppleScript application
Skill Level Beginner
1. Exploring AppleScript
2. Using AppleScript with Applications
3. Your App in the Real World
4. Further Exploration
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