Add commands using the shortcut menu
Script Editor lets you insert prewritten routines into your script using the shortcut menu (also known as a contextual menu). This can reduce the amount of time you spend typing and fixing errors when writing a script.
Control-click the script window, then choose a routine from the pop-up menu.
The routine is inserted at the cursor location in the script. If text is selected in the script, the routine is wrapped around the selected text.
Here are some of the routines you can insert into your script.
Repeat routines cause a series of commands to repeat until a condition changes.
Folder action handlers
Folder actions occur when a change happens to a folder. Use the folder action to automatically run a script.
“Tell” blocks direct a series of commands to a particular app or component.
Conditional statements run a series of commands if the correct conditions exist.
Action clauses apply special conditions to the execution of a group of statements.
Dialog routines let you ask the user questions when you run the script.
Error routines provide information related to any errors encountered when you run the script.
Image manipulation routines do graphics processing of image files.
Iteration routines process multiple files.
Lets you consider or ignore specific types of characters when comparing strings.