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Auto-fill FedEx forms in Safari via AppleScript
Authored by: Anonymous on Feb 14, '08 08:39:03AM
While this is a great time saving hint I would also point to a great piece of shareware that handles these types of tasks called 1Password:

[link:]http://1passwd.com/

While I didn't think I would use this very much at first it has become one of those programs that I can't imagine using my Mac without.

$30, but worth it in my opinion. If you are constantly filling out forms or have many passwords this is a great and secure way of storing everything.

-A

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Auto-fill FedEx forms in Safari via AppleScript
Authored by: ClarkGoble on Feb 14, '08 07:35:59PM

The reason you'd do this instead of using a password filler is if the fields you are filling in are coming from some other data source. As I said FedEx offers a JavaBeans interface but then you lose the ability to revise what's entered. Since FedEx has a very nice address checker which finds customer typos quite often I prefer using Safari. I have a little Python script which scans an email and then fills in the FedEx form. In this way I have a very nice little way of handling shipping from my e-commerce site without paying $5000+ for a more 'professional' (and less Mac-like) program.

Since I spent so long trying to find out how to do this via Google I figured others would probably like this information. Especially if you are doing custom databases.



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