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  1. I don't know as I use .NET, but I am guessing you can. You will need to create some objects and populate them. In .NET I have a WebBrowser object which I can navigate to an address. When it downloads the text of the HTML, it renders it into the DOM object. All elements become objects within the DOM object. WebBrowser Document. Then in there one can iterate though the element object or search for elements by ID. I'm guessing an equivalent could be found in JavaScript and you could command that from MEP. I'm sorry I don't know specifically and I'm not answering your question. I just thought I'd share how it works with other languages and that most languages have equivalent objects. https://www.w3schools.com/js/js_htmldom.asp
  2. Somehting like that is not simple and the interface is not simple. It would go in a direction of a proper programming language which is not the spirit of MEP. I moved to .NET becasue MEP is not the right tool for large batch automation of web pages. Mostly I don't even use a web browser but instead I send and receive HTTP requests/responses directly to the web server and process the data. It's fast and efficient and doesn't have the problem of trying to control another app. Also sometimes I'll create a WinForm program with a WebBrowser control. As such, all the elements are as you describe and can programmatically read from, written to, and controlled. It works slick as the DOM is an object with methods and properties and there are nice features like being able to find an element by an ID or is position in somehting like a Div or table. I believe if you want to start interacting with a DOM, you need to get into a proper programming language. I don't think a 'meant to be simple and easy' app can do that without making itself just as complicated as a programming language. And since they already exist, no need to reinvent the wheel. BTW I'm available for free consultations.
  3. MEP can not manipulate controls in a web browser control. The best solution is hitting the home button and tabbing around.
  4. You don't need a macro. Just drag and drop the message onto the Tasks icon in Outlook and it will do what you want.
  5. You don't need a macro, just set the file extension association to whatever app you want to open it with. Settings > Apps > Default Apps > Choose default apps by file type. Or you can double click the file, then select yoru app and check the box to "Always use this app..."
  6. Are you able to manually create a file in that location? You might try running MEP as an administrator.
  7. I do the same thing acantor does. It's sound advice. Don't forget to include reasonable delay in the loop also. For things like this I find 100 ms, 10 times a second, adequate. If a macro gets into an infinite or long running loop, don't forget you have a hotkey to abort macros. You can set it in preferences under the miscellaneous playback section. By default it's Win + End.
  8. You could also search your My Documents or whole hard drive for all files with the MEX extension. The newest should be the one you were using.
  9. I've tried explaining this. Macros are entities contained in an MEX file. You need that MEX file to be loaded. File > Open. Then they will appear on the left. Bear in mind you might have multiple files open at once so make sure when you create anew macro you are choosing the correct file to contain it. Just like Word, Excel, or whatever, you shoudl be mindful of which MEX files contain your macro and where they are. It's been a long time but I believe the default was a folder created by thin installed in your My Documents named "Insight Software\Macro Express 6". It's best you keep your macros in one place along with all your supporting files.
  10. Tools > Export Program Configuration... You can also export your settings. But I suggest that if you only have a few customizations, to manually set them. In my experience I sometimes make changes, forget to change them back, upgrades, or whatever. A new install with the basic configuration is a clean slate.
  11. I have no idea what you're talking about.
  12. I'm not sure what you mean. Macros are contained in a macro file with an MEX extension. To open one, File > Open File....
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