Controlling Microsoft Word from FileMaker


We're working on a project for a client who gathers and formats data in a FileMaker database. The goal was to create a complexly formatted PDF file where the main content needed to be two columns. So, we tried a few things and found that Microsoft Word could format data in two columns very easily.

We then started to create the Word file by hand noticing that just about everything could be done using keyboard shortcuts, typing, and choosing menus. After a bit of Googling, we found AppleScript steps to type, perform keystrokes, and choose menu items.

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Let us know if you like this... Also, if you need any help doing something similar, we can help out with the automation.