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  1. Thank you, this is what I was hoping to accomplish. I never knew what I would do with the "set integer to the length of a variable"... but now I know and it's a valuable tool that I can add to my arsenal. I will also have to explore what I can do with "Set to position of text in a text variable"
  2. I think I over-complicated my ask when I mentioned the bit about PDFs. The main point was that I wanted to extract values from a long string, which I do quite frequently in a number of macros that I use, except I was hoping to speed up the process by jumping to the end of the string.
  3. Part of one of my macros is dedicated to counting the number of pages in an embedded PDF document. This is accomplished in a chrome browser by issuing a Ctrl+A, saving the clipboard text to a variable %clipboard%, then running a loop that counts down and searches for the text "of 50" "of 49" "of 48" (ie. Page 1 of 48) etc. The macro itself works just fine, but is quite slow. I assume this is because it has to check the contents of a rather large string. I was wondering if there was a way to shorten the string to make the process quicker. The text "Page 1 of XX" always comes at the
  4. lol yeah, I guess I'll just live with this problem. Some of these standard ASCII values seem a bit strange and not very useful, whereas I would think that ≥ and ≤ are more universally known and used 😩
  5. I've also tried using 242 and 243 without luck. Like you mentioned, it seems to end up as ò or ó
  6. Is MEP to handle "≥" and "≤" characters? When I save a string variable containing one of these, they inevitably get turned into "=". In fact, it doesn't even seem like the editor can handle these characters... they always just turn into the "=" symbol. I would like MEP to recognize these characters and then convert them to their text form. My thought was to use the command "Variable set to ASCII Char", but I don't believe that there is a number that corresponds to these symbols.
  7. @acantor @terrypin Alan and Terry, I've tested out both of these macros and they both work great! Many thanks for your hard work!
  8. This works really nicely! In order to bump the pointer to the next digit, I modified the command: Variable Modify String: Copy Part of %T1% starting at %N99% and 1 characters long to %T89%. This only works using 1 digit numbers, but it will work for my purposes. Thank you!
  9. I was trying to keep it simple for myself by only have 1 digit numbers, as this would work for my purposes 99% of the time. My plan was to use statements like: If Variable %string% contains "1" and I realized that this would get misinterpreted if I used two digit numbers. But it sounds like you're suggesting I use a space delimiter... can you give me an example of how this would work?
  10. I am trying to create a macro that takes a string of digits (1-9) input by the user and outputs it as a list in a grammatically correct format (using an Oxford comma if applicable). For example, the user inputs "12345" and the output is is "1, 2, 3, 4, and 5" "45" => "4 and 5" "7" => "7" "389" => "3, 8, and 9" Let's assume that the user only inputs a digit a maximum of one time (ie: no "1123") and would only enter the digits in numerical order (ie: "123", not "321") This is a macro I've wanted to make for a long time and I'm trying to
  11. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has experienced a slow down with regards to mouse operations in W10. Unfortunately I can't access this forum at work and have no good/acceptable way of sending a sample macro to myself. But as you pointed out, the coordinate method sounds like a better solution and I am going to test that out!
  12. Thanks Alan! I am going to try implementing this method and see how it works out. It seems like it would be much more efficient and reliable... I'm embarrassed for not having thought of it and instead relying on mouse moves 🤣
  13. I wish I could test this, but I don't have a W10 machine. Not only that, but there are so many work-related security barriers that there's no good way for me to get my macros off my work pc to post here short of transcribing them by hand. I can't even access this forum 😪. Checked the color depth but they are the same on both VMs. I can't run MEP as admin. Thanks for the input.
  14. I am using MEP 4.6.2.1 on my two virtual machines at work. They both share the same macro files. One of them was recently updated to Windows 10 (The other is a Windows 7 machine) and I am finding MEP to be extremely slow for some functions. The Script Editor is pretty much unusable and stops responding just as soon as it is opened. Another issue I am struggling with is with a macro that moves the mouse a few pixels at a time to find the right color. The macro uses a loop to move up, down, left, and right hundred of times or until it finds the right spot. This works just fine in Windows 7, but
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