updated 09:55 am EDT, Fri May 4, 2007
VBA/AS guide now free
MacTech has made its 150 page VBA/AppleScript transition guide available online for free to aid Mac Office scripters who recently discovered that Office 2008 for Mac no longer supports VBA. Subscribers received the triple-size issue as part of their normal subscription, according to the publication, which received an overwhelming response after initially publishing the guide. "For months, MacTech worked 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. Chock full of step-by-step examples, it not only helps people migrating from VBA, but is useful for anyone who would like to AppleScript Microsoft Office." Bundled with the PDF download, Microsoft's Mac Business Unit is sponsoring a limited number of complimentary subscriptions by charging only shipping and handling fees ($10).