AppleScript Resources

I spent part of my time with the flu trying to figure out how to convert a collection of old Word documents into Markdown-fomatted plain text files. I determined that `textutil` is close to useless in this regard because it does not maintain *headings*, instead preferring to collapse headings into a styled paragraph. To get to `HTML`, then, I will need to use Word itself, which means AppleScript or Automator. I need to first open a document, then save it as `HTML`.

[Microsoft’s Site for Mac Developers is here.](

UPDATE: It looks like Microsoft does have an Automator Workflow that does what I want, but the bundle of workflows does not come with the Student and Teacher Edition. Thanks, MBU!

Here’s a guy who’s written a book and released [some podcasts]( on *automating* Office.