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Edit Macro Menu

When you are recording macros, there are a number of commands and options you can use.

tip.gif Please refer to Macro Menu for the basic keystrokes. The follow list of commands and options is in addition to that menu.

You can record up to 1000 events in a macro. Each event is a keystroke or mouse movement.

*** When working with macros it is advisable that you have a recent backup of your database, as a safety precaution. ***

Stop Recording

To stop recording:

1. Press SHIFT+F1,S.

2. The RECORD indicator will be extinguished.

tip.gif If you want to save this macro to a disk file, you must use the Save Macro command after completing your recording.

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Delete Last Command

To delete keystrokes: Press SHIFT+F1,D. This command deletes all keystrokes up to and including any prior macro command entered.

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Clear Macro

To clear the macro in memory: Press SHIFT+F1,C.

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Load File

To load another macro file and add it to the end of the current macro being recorded

1. Press SHIFT+F1,L.

2. Select the file you want to load.

3. Press Enter to load the macro.

4. Press Escape to cancel loading the macro.

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Call Sub Macro

To call another macro file from within this macro:

1. Press SHIFT+F1,U.

2. Select the sub-macro file you want to play.

3. Press Enter to play the sub-macro.

4. Press Escape to cancel playing the sub-macro.

tip.gif When the sub-macro has finished running, you can continue to record this macro.

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Repeat Macro

There are several ways to repeat a macro while it is running.

To repeat until you hit a key: Press SHIFT+F1,R. This command ends the recording session.

tip.gif While the macro is running:

When you are recording a macro, and this macro was called from some other macro, this macro will return control to the calling macro after completion of its task.

If this macro is aborted with a keystroke, control will not be returned to a calling macro.

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Repeat To List End

To repeat until the end of a list is reached: Press SHIFT+F1,E. This command ends the recording session.

tip.gif While the macro is running:

When you are recording a macro, and this macro was called from some other macro, this macro will return control to the calling macro after completion of its task.

If this macro is aborted with a keystroke, control will not be returned to a calling macro.

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Ask To Continue

To optionally continue or abort a macro at some point: Press SHIFT+F1,A.

When the macro is running, you will be asked if you want to continue the macro from this point.

If you enter y for Yes, the macro will continue from this point on, playing any keystrokes or commands you recorded after this point.

If you enter n for No, the macro will abort here.

tip.gif While the macro is running:

When you are recording a macro, and this macro was called from some other macro, this macro will return control to the calling macro after completion of its task.

If this macro is aborted with a keystroke, control will not be returned to a calling macro.

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Field Input

To enter information into fields at some point: Press SHIFT+F1,F. When the macro is running, you will be able to enter unique information into fields at this point.

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Input

To enter information (not necessarily into a database field) at some point: Press SHIFT+F1,I. When the macro is running, you can get input at this point.

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Wait For Keypress

To cause a macro to wait for you to hit a key at a specific point: Press SHIFT+F1,W. When the macro is running it will stop here until you press a key.

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Timed Pause

To cause a macro to wait for a specified length of time at some point:

1. Press SHIFT+F1,T.

2. Enter the length of time to pause, and press Enter.

tip.gif The time is measured in milliseconds (1/1000th of a second), and the minimum time you can pause is 1/18 second (the timer tick rate of your computer).

When the macro is running, it will pause here for the length of time you specified.

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Help

Select this for help on Macro Recording and related topics.

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See Also

- Introduction To Macros
- Macro Menu
- How To Use Macros

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