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  1. I don't understand why you don't use the MEP file manipulation commands. It's much easier to conditionally handle exceptions with them. Much faster and more reliable. Since this is the way I handle files, I am not going to be of much help, but I urge you to try and use them instead. When I things that could have a popup error I use the existence of the controls. Let's say that's a "Do you want to continue?" button. I define the control and use "if control exists". And I'd never type in file names, I'd use the controls to enter those values. And here again, checking of the controls exist are useful. What I'm saying is not only can you use the controls to do things, you can also use their existence and value to control the flow of your macro.
  2. Try rebooting. Can you delete it manually using the same account you are operating MEP in? I'll assume you are. You could tr running MEP as an administrator. Next thing I would do is to see if an application has a lock on it using Process Explorer. You're saving a file into a non-user area as defined by Microsoft. Usually this isn't a problem but I wonder if you have any anti-virus software which is blocking MEP's delete action. Some of them are suspicious of processes like MEP because that's how viruses sometimes operate. I would try disabling all security software.
  3. Again, too ugly probably, but this is what I had in mind. See that characters "7" and "8" are your symbols.
  4. This page shows their font containing them. Probably too ugly for your use however. Maybe someone out there has a font just for math symbols.
  5. I believe the only solution for you would be to find a font that contains the symbols in the ANSI (Code page 437) characters. I looked at a few that sound like CP 437 but they don't seem to work for 242 and 243.
  6. Extended ASCII charts like this all show 242 as that "O" with a feather in it's cap. It seems that most fonts abide by this instead of the original assignment. Perhaps it can't be done. I'll think more after lunch. BTW Unicode is, with a little qualification, two bytes. So MEP will usually only see the first byte and interpret that as whatever it is in the ASCII scheme. So there will be a large number that will always appear as "=" or other random character. It's cutting the character's bits in half.
  7. In Courier New they make 242 (0xF2) "ò"
  8. MAP can not do Unicode. It needs to be in the ASCII/ANSI set. However sometimes symbols that look the same exist in Unicode and ASCII. Like fancy versions. Like how Word changes straight quotation marks into 'turned in" quotes. Most users don't notice the difference. Also it depends on what font you are using. Remember these are all ones and zeros, 8 of them precisely for each character. An "A" can look like a funny symbol in Windings. There is no "greater than or equal to" in the ASCII set. But in the extended ASCII there is one at 242 and 243. But many fonts display differnt characters in the extended. http://www.asciitable.com/ I'll look after lunch if I can get one of those into a message box in MEP.
  9. You're welcome. I doubt it will help but there is a portable installation option.
  10. I remember using A-PDF for many massive operations with MEP. Many good command line options. Free and/or cheap.
  11. I don't think there's a way to get the line number. I never have this problem because I avoid writing any long macros. My macros tend to be no more than a couple visible pages and I create a multitude of sub-macros for distinct functions. It also helps keep the variables manageable. I also will log the entrance to each of these with some information. "Starting file upload" and at the end "File uploaded in X seconds". Of course for X and other variables, I will put them in the log file So the log file entry might be "Uploading c:\users\cory\somefile.txt". I also log errors. Have you explored all the debug features? Why don't you use breakpoints? I've helped many people in the past and they come up with all these strange ways of keeping track of what is happening when they could be using built in tools. Like the "Log Messages" feature or the Show Variables window.
  12. You might see if IFTTT has something to Alexa. I see this page with Alexa stuff. I'm thinking they probably have a Web API so you could use the web page commands in MEP.
  13. Each machine running the macros will need an MEP license and have MEP installed. There's not a means of distribution per se, but I have had installations at companies where all worked from one macro file over the network.
  14. It's been a while since I've messed with it, but there are multiple ways to get a control. If I recall, one can get the control by the control text. I'll look at it later when I have time. If nothign else, one could go through every control to find the correct one.
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