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10.3: Using AppleScript UI scripting on AXUnknown elements
Authored by: mdc1952 on Dec 03, '03 01:00:22PM

I've tried it once so far; it would sure help if there were more documentation about GUI scripting. I did get a test script to work to save as a postscript file, but it took awhile to figure out how to get the dialog configured. I used both Apple's and Prefab's Element Inspector until I found some example somewhere that finally cracked how to get to the output options. I think it was bascially the problem outlined in this hint. The relevant portion of the code was:
click menu item "Print…" of menu "File" of menu bar 1
click pop up button 1 of window "Print"
click menu item 3 of menu 1 of pop up button 1 of window "Print"
delay 1
click checkbox "Save as File" of UI element 1 of UI element 3 of window "Print"
click pop up button 1 of UI element 1 of UI element 3 of window "Print"

click menu item 2 of menu 1 of pop up button 1 of UI element 1 of UI element 3 of window "Print"
delay 1
click button "Save…" of UI element 4 of window "Print"


I then had to use the keystroke command to spell out the file name I wanted as I couldn't find away to just set it from a variable (i'm not sure if I tried just pasting it".



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