The Art of AppleScript

Grid Music

Creative Layout Systems for Adobe Illustrator

Use Adobe Illustrator and AppleScript Mac Automation Scripting to create a wide variety of systems of grids and guides in one step.

Creative Layout Systems

The history of publishing is written not just in words, but also in blocks and grids and guides and the creative mathematics of layout systems.

How can grids be creative? You have to add music: tempo, rhythm, syncopation, and harmony.

The Musical Grid

to come

tell application "Adobe Illustrator" display notification "message received" with title (the name as text) subtitle (my name as text) end tell

Example Scripts

AppleScripts made from the example code on this page.

Code Reuse

The blocks of example code on this page and the attached example scripts are open source software that everyone can use and modify and customize for their own purposes under MIT License.

(* Copyright 2015 Simon White http://simonwhite.com/ MIT License Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE. *)

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