MacTech Releases Office Scripting Advisor Document
– Interview style advisor guides users to best scripting solution
– Options include Office 2004, 2007 under virtualization, and 2008

May 13, 2008 — WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — MacTech today released the
MacTech Office Scripting Advisor — a set of guidelines, and questions
designed to guide readers to the best scripting options for Microsoft
Office. Hot on the heels of today’s Microsoft announcement that VBA will be
returning to the Mac, the scripting advisor gives any type of script user
the answers they need.

“The choices for scripting Microsoft Office took another big jump today.
It’s important for people to make the right choices, as they are choices
they will have to live with for a while,” said Neil Ticktin,
Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, MacTech Magazine. “MacTech has been the
authoritative source on VBA transitions on the Mac, and today that
continues with the MacTech Office Scripting Advisor.”

The full analysis and results will be published in the July 2008 issue of
MacTech Magazine. The MacTech Office Scripting Advisor is available
immediately at:


For those that are making the transition from Microsoft Office VBA to
AppleScript, MacTech published last year the VBA to AppleScript Transition
Guide. The guide is available online, as a PDF, and in print while supplies
last. See ( for more

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opposed to the “You can do this” articles in many publications.

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