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MacTech’s VBA to AppleScript Transition Guide in April

– Guide helps users make the transition from VBA to AppleScript
– Covers both the challenges and the benefits
– Specific examples for Word, Excel and PowerPoint
– Special bonus chapter on using AppleScript with Entourage

February 7, 2007 — WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA — MacTech Magazine today
announced that it will be releasing “Moving from Microsoft Office VBA to
AppleScript: MacTech’s Guide to Making the Transition” — an extensive
guide to help users make the migration from Microsoft Office VBA to
scripting Office using AppleScript.

The final version of the resource guide (estimated at 150 pages) will be
printed in a special super-size edition of MacTech Magazine scheduled for
the April 2007 issue available at the beginning of April. MacTech Magazine
subscribers will receive the expanded issue as part of their normal MacTech
subscription (i.e., at no additional cost).

For months, MacTech has been working with a team of VBA, AppleScript and
Office experts from around the industry to create the most comprehensive
guide available to aid users in migrating from VBA to AppleScript.

“Lead author, Paul Berkowitz, has written a step-by-step, easy to read
guide that will not only help VBA users with the migration, but will make
even an experienced Office user want to dive in and start using
AppleScript,” said Neil Ticktin, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of MacTech
Magazine. “The goal of the guide is to give both VBA developers and other
Office users a launching point into AppleScripting Microsoft Office for

“I think that this is a great tool for customers making the transition from
VBA to AppleScript,” said Sheridan Jones, group marketing manager,
Microsoft’s Macintosh Business Unit. “MacTech creates fantastic, in-depth
resources that really help the Mac community.”

Qualified IT Pros Can Apply for Complimentary Subscriptions

MacTech is normally $8.95 per issue on the newsstand, but… The Macintosh
Business Unit at Microsoft is sponsoring a limited number of complimentary
subscriptions for qualified IT professionals. Select individuals just pay a
shipping and handling charge of $9.95 to receive MacTech monthly for six
months. This only applies for new subscribers. For more information, and to
fill out a short survey to qualify, go to

MacTech is available in limited quantities on the newsstand, and this issue
will likely be in high demand. The best way to get a copy is to be a
MacTech Magazine subscriber. You should place subscription orders no later
than March 15, 2007 in order to start with the April 2007 issue.

About MacTech Magazine:

Established in 1984, MacTech Magazine is the only monthly magazine focused
on Macintosh at the technical level. Each month, MacTech and is
read by over 125,000 technical Macintosh users in over 175 countries …
from network administrators to programmers, from solution providers to
Enterprise, and in general anyone that’s interested in the Macintosh beyond
the user level.

If you’re interested in getting under the hood of your Mac or want to know
how to make things happen inside the box, you should be reading MacTech
Magazine. Contact the magazine. Toll free: 877-MACTECH, International:

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