Note: If you got here using a web search engine, you can find the program here.
Disclaimer: Although Launch Any Application seems to work fine, it is distributed "as is". Use at your own risk. So there.
Launch Any Application is an AppleScript scripting addition that will launch an application (possibly opening a document at the same time). AppleScript will not "activate" or "launch" an application unless it is scriptable. Instead, you should use the "Scriptable Finder" to open the application icon. However, you can't always depend on the Scriptable Finder being available, e.g., the Mac is running At Ease, so this can be used instead.
See the dictionary for official syntax.
If you have any questions, comments, (constructive) criticism, or bug reports please let me know. You can contact me at the address(es) below.
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Carl W. BellPhone:
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Baylor University Electronic Library
One Bear Place #97148
Waco, TX 76798
(254) 710-4065Baylor's Fine Print:
This software, data and/or documentation contain trade secrets and confidential information which are proprietary to Baylor University. Their use or disclosure in whole or in part without the express written permission of Baylor University is prohibited.
This software, data and/or documentation are also unpublished works protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. If these works become published, the following notice shall apply:
Copyright © 1994 Baylor UniversityThe name of Baylor University may not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission. THIS SOFTWARE, DATA AND/OR DOCUMENTATION ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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