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Bruce Thomson

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  1. This is MacroExpress 6.1.3.1 failure to execute any of my text-typing macros when I do my usual MX prefix command. MacroExpress 4.7.1.1 had been failing in (that was why I installed the 6 version, hoping it would solve the problem) WHAT HAPPENS When the macro executes first time, I can see an attempt to type characters, but the cursor does not actually type visible characters, and quickly jumps back to the original position. After that, execution does nothing whatsoever, unless I Ctrl-Alt-Del and End task, and then reload MacroExpress. I've tried rebooting. It still fails. Various text macros fail, not just one. My spreadsheet cell-stepping macros works okay.
  2. My version is 4.7.1.1 but I doubt it makes much difference - yours will prob be okay. I tried it using the Quick Wizard method, and succesfully launched a sound editing program I use, called Audacity. When asked to identify the program, I took the trouble to actually go and locate the exe file of it, in its folder. (You can either browse in the Windows folder or the Windows x86 folder, or instead look at the icon that launches it, right click, and see the path for it.) I also specified a keyboard shortcut, in this case I chose Ctrl Alt Shift Backspace. When I did that shortcut, bingo, up came Audacity. My version is 4.7.1.1 but I doubt it makes much difference - yours will prob be okay. I tried it using the Quick Wizard method, and succesfuliy launched a sound editing program I use, called Audacity. When asked to identify the program, I took the trouble to actually go and locate the exe file of it, in its folder. I also specified a keyboard shortcut, in this case I chose Ctrl Alt Shift Backspace. When I did that shortcut, bingo, up came Audacity.
  3. Paste the names into Excel. Then use the 'Capture' feature of MacroExpress to demonstrate to Excel how to do one of the names and step to the start of the next name. Then use the 'Edit macro' to insert features of the 'Repeat' menu such as 'Repeat start' 'Repeat Counter' and 'Repeat Until'
  4. In the Tools menu, select Mouse Locator (it creates a little box window showing the coordinates of the mouse) Not only does it display the coordinates, but you can POSITION the mouse at any desired point (when you are in Edit mode, see option under the Capture option) While in the Edit mode, look at left, see Mouse, and use the little down arrow to open up the Mouse options. Double-click Mouse Move Position the mouse at the desired position, then use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Space to insert that position into the command. If you also want to copy the chunk of text, consider using the Keyboard command, which enables you to do things like Shift-End capture the characters from current position to end of text. And Ctrl-C to copy that text.
  5. === You'll love the 'Capture' option - If the procedure you want to automate is always exactly the same, just - click on the Capture button at left sidebar - set up a keyboard shortcut, such as Ctrl-Alt-Shift C - at the bottom, choose which window the macro will start from - click OK - carefully do the procedure, and finish by pressing that same keyboard shortcut. === Nice options for speeding the macro and making it easy to edit... - Options menu - Preferences - General - (the Tab) Capture - Capture Speed (unclick 'Capture at a specific speed') - OK === Now right click on the macro - Choose Edit Macro - Wait for the editor to load - At left, open the Timing menu option (click the < at left of <Timing) - Choose Mouse Speed, and give it a few milliseconds of delay, e.g. 3
  6. Hi folks, 'Just joined. I'm in New Zealand. Dunno how many members there are of this topic, but perhaps a few might like to have an online vid-conference using Google Hangouts. If so, you have to have a Google+ Account (easy, costs nothing). Up to 9 people can participate. But others can watch it live on YouTube (even can post questions to us live), and it can be saved if we like for future viewing, private or public. I've been using MacroExpress for decades and totally love it. (Rubberstamp stock texts - email address, street address, explanations - but also automating tweets from big list of quality tweets I've built using Excel) 'Resolved this year I'd use it even more. To be global, a good teleconference time would be 1pm LA time = 4pm NY time = 9pm UK time = 10am NZ time If interested, email me your email address and I'll make a Google+ circle that I can use for inviting people. 'Just an idea, 'doesn't matter. Cheers, Bruce (Tomo) Thomson NZCE Telecom Online writer, presenter. New Zealand palmytomo@gmail.com
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