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MacTech’s VBA/AppleScript Transition Guide now online

After “overwhelming response” to the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to AppleScript Transition Guide included in the April issue of MacTech Magazine, MacTech has decided to release the 150-page book online for free on the web and also give options to download it as a PDF or order a printed version.

Because the upcoming Office 2008 for Mac no longer supports VBA, most Mac Office scripters need to move to AppleScript. The book helps those users migrate using step-by-step examples, provided by a team of VBA, AppleScript and Office experts from around the industry.

According to Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Neil Ticktin, “Truly, this is a wonderful resource for folks — whether they need to transition from VBA, or if they are just interested in scripting Microsoft Office. In fact, there’s even a bonus chapter on AppleScripting Entourage which doesn’t even have VBA support.”

Bundled with the PDF download, the Macintosh Business Unit at Microsoft is sponsoring a limited number of complimentary subscriptions to MacTech Magazine. Individuals just pay a shipping and handling charge of $9.95 to receive MacTech monthly for six months.

Subscribers who have received the April issue, and want the PDF as well, should simply contact MacTech’s customer service department.