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  1. Yes you can save a variable into a text file. Try this: Open your macro in the Scripting Editor Click "Variable Modify String" Click the "Option 2" tab Choose either "Save to Text File" or "Append to Text File"
  2. Macro Express Pro v 4.6.0.1 is now available. This version contains many enhancements and changes to improve stability: The Text Type command has been improved to make typing text more reliable. It is now possible to set the starting folder used by the 'Variable Set String Prompt for a foldername' command by setting the destination variable to the starting folder. Improved matching window titles when using wildcards in the Window Activate and other similar commands. Added the option 'Delete temporary external script file'. Turn this off to aid in debugging by keeping the temporary script file created when the External Script command runs. Updated samples.mex to add Welcome to Macro Express dialog, add a macro to Disable or Enable the Menu of Sample Macros and other improvements. Fixed a problem that occurred where if a macro file was temporarily unavailable when Macro Express Pro Explorer was loaded, a new file with 0 bytes was created. Fixed a problem that caused the preferences and the list of macro files to be loaded to be corrupted after certain types of crashes. Fixed an issue where the program would not completely shut down when certain types of crashes occurred. When this happened the only way to completely close the program was via Task Manager. Fixed a problem that would occur if a timed Text Box Display command was automatically closed while a macro error dialog was displayed. Attempting to drag a macro to the System Category will no longer cause a crash. Fixed a crash that would occur if the keys were pressed when the Code Snippets were displayed. For a complete list of changes see the Macro Express Pro v 4.6.0.1 Release Notes. Download Macro Express Pro from the Macro Express download page. The Macro Express News - June 2, 2014 contains more information along with tips and sample macros.
  3. Macro Express v 3.10 is now available. This version includes Windows 8.1 support and many other enhancements and bug fixes.The Sound File command dialog in the Script Editor now displays a list of system sounds that can be used with this command. Improved reliability of the Text Type command. The correct window now gets focus when the Pause command with the Keep Focus option unchecked is used on some versions of Windows. The If Ping Successful command now works on later versions of Windows when Macro Express is not running as administrator. The Terminate Macro Express command now closes the editor. For a complete list of changes, see the Macro Express v 3.10 Release Notes. Download Macro Express from the Macro Express download page.
  4. Macro Express Pro v 4.5.0.1 is now available. This version a few enhancements and changes to improve stability. Additional changes include: Added ability to hold a key down. Enhanced the Alt-Key Sequence feature to allow Unicode characters to be typed using Alt Key Code hexadecimal values. More information Includes many changes to make Macro Express Pro more stable with fewer crashes. A change was made to fix a problem that would cause Windows to slow down when certain programs were running along with Macro Express Pro. Fixed a problem where some housekeeping tasks that should only occur once were performed repeatedly if the license was entered via the advanced installation options. The Mouse Locator has been upgraded to improve getting the color of a pixel color from the screen. Shortkey activation improvements. Updated macros in samples.mex to be compatible with newer versions of Windows, to be more reliable, added new sample macros along with new Macro Express Pro helper macros. Fixed problems with monthly Scheduled macros. Made a change to improve the reliability running a scheduled macro set to run when the computer is idle. For a complete list of changes see the Macro Express Pro v 4.5.0.1 Release Notes. Download Macro Express Pro from the Macro Express download page. The Macro Express News - December 9, 2013 contains more information along with tips and sample macros.
  5. You could try to do something with the "Variable Set Integer %N1% with a Random Number" command.
  6. This macro will allow you to paste into the forum. I use an activation of Ctrl+Shift+v. Variable Set String Variable Set String %FromClipboard% from the clipboard contents Text Type (Simulate Keystrokes): %FromClipboard% <VARIABLE SET STRING Option="\x02" Destination="%FromClipboard%" NoEmbeddedVars="FALSE"/> <TEXT TYPE Action="0" Text="%FromClipboard%"/>
  7. We are aware of several problems when running Internet Explorer 11 and Windows 8.1. These issues may also exist when running Internet Explorer 11 on WIndows 7. Issues with Internet Explorer 11 and Macro Express Pro If Macro Express Pro is loaded when Windows 8.1 starts up then macros cannot be activated within Internet Explorer 11. If, however, Macro Express Pro is started manually or restarted after being loaded when Windows 8.1 loads, it works. Disabling Protected Mode in Internet Explorer 11 will also allow macros to work. On some versions of Windows 8.1 running Internet Explorer 11 macros cannot be activated when Internet Explorer 11 has focus. This issue has been fixed with a later version of Internet Explorer 11. If you are experiencing this issue we recommend that you download the latest updates from Microsoft. Windows 8.1 issues and the discussion forum Cannot past text into a forum post Cannot insert a web link The Quote feature does not work The vendor of the forum software is aware of this issue and is working on a solution. In the meantime the problem seems to be restricted to Internet Explorer 11. Other browsers do not have these issues. Here is a discussion about the issue if you are interested in the details: Internet Explorer 11 - Copy Paste issue Thanks to Cory Jackson for researching the issues with the forum.
  8. I contacted our support department to ask about this. We received your email question on October 7 and a reply was sent the same day. Please check your junk mail folders to see if the response was caught by spam filters. You may want to add the email address info at wintools dot com to your email whitelist.
  9. Over the past few days this forum has been experiencing some problems. These should have been fixed with an upgrade installed today. Thank you for your patience.
  10. This question has been moved because it appears to be unrelated to the topic where it was originally posted. Please start a new topic with new questions.
  11. Now we see the problem. The log file is being created but it isn't being displayed under the Logging tab of Macro Properties. You can get the log information by looking at the log file directly. 1. Go to Options, Preferences, File System. 2. Highlight the 'Default error log directory' and paste it into Windows Explorer. All log files will be listed. You should see Macro B's log file in there. Note that the start and stop time for a called macro is not included in the log. but errors are logged and, when Log all Commands is selected, all macro commands are logged. So, the problem can be stated this way: The log information is not displayed under the Log tab when a macro has been run via a Macro Run command. We will look into it. This issue has been assigned the tracking number [iSS11664].
  12. Logging is enabled on a per macro basis regardless of whether the macro is activated directly or via a Macro Run command. To enable logging for Macro B edit it to either enable logging from the Miscellaneous tab or add a Log Messages command at the top of the macro. By default, log information for macro B is stored in a separate file from macro A. This is by design, not a bug. You can decide which macros to log and which ones not to log.
  13. When you purchased Macro Express Pro Portable you were sent an email with the link to download the program. Visit that page for the most current version. If you no longer have that email, from within Macro Express Pro Portable click Help, Check for Updates. If a newer version is available there will be a link to Download portable version.
  14. Macro Express Pro v 4.4.1.1 is now available. This version a few enhancements and changes to improve stability. Additional changes include: The Sound File command dialog in the Script Editor now displays a list of system sounds that can be used with this command. When in the Sound File dialog in the Script Editor, clicking on the Test button displays an error if the specified .wav file does not exist. To reset a macro's icon to the default delete the file path in the Change Icon dialog of the Script Editor. Changes to the width of the Category column in the Explorer are now saved and restored. Fixed a problem, only in version 4.4.0.1, with text type of keypad numbers. Fixed a problem, only in version 4.4.0.1, with the Mouse Move to Tray Icon command browsing for system tray icons. Fixed a problem where a password set in the Security Tab was not always saved when the macro was saved. Fixed a problem with the backup every xx days at Program Start option. Fixed a problem where the portable version was not remembering the license when used with remote desktop connection. For a complete list of changes see the Macro Express Pro v 4.4.1.1 Release Notes. Download Macro Express Pro from the Macro Express download page. The Macro Express News - December 13, 2012 contains more information along with tips and sample macros.
  15. Macro Express Pro v 4.4.0.1 is now available. This version includes many important changes including some that address the problem where Windows 7 slows down dramatically while running Macro Express Pro. Additional changes include: A portable version is now available for use on portable devices. Added Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to the 'Get OS Version String' and 'If OS Version' commands. Now handles Read Only and protected macro files better. Many enhancements were made to the Multiple Choice Menu command. Improved the Wait for File to be Ready command. Enhancements to improve how variables are handled and created. Made a change that should prevent dialogs appearing underneath other dialogs. Improved recovery when an FTP command gets an error. Variable values in the Variables Debug window are now updated correctly when debugging with the Clear Variables or Variable Restore commands. For a complete list of changes see the Macro Express Pro v 4.4.0.1 Release Notes. Download Macro Express Pro from the Macro Express download page. The Macro Express News - November 12, 2012 contains more information along with tips and sample macros.
  16. Macro Express v 3.9a is now available. This version includes Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 support and these other changes:Fixed a problem with the LICENSECODE advanced installation option. Made the message clearer that is displayed when a Macro Express Pro license is entered into Macro Express 3. For a complete list of changes, see the Macro Express v 3.9a Release Notes. Download Macro Express from the Macro Express download page.
  17. Your question got me curious so I tried it. No, SpeakIt does not work with Macro Express Pro. If there is enough interest we will update SpeakIt. SpeakIt provides an interface between Macro Express and the Microsoft text-to-speech engine. If the engine can speak German, then SpeakIt would be able to.
  18. Macro Express v 3.9 is now available. This version includes many enhancements and bug fixes including the following: Enhanced and improved the look and feel with more readable fonts, updated icons, including the main program icon, and updated help. Now includes new icons that can be assigned to macros. Fixed issues with the display of custom icons. If an icon assigned to a macro is not found, an empty icon with a red box around it is displayed. Fixed a bug rounding negative numbers. Clicking Find within the Explorer or the Editor now remembers previous search terms. Audio Mute and Unmute commands now work on Windows 7 and Vista. If the default string variable used by Variable Set From Prompt contains a CR then the default value is not highlighted. The Command Line Parameter in the Preferences is now properly stored in the startup shortcut. Improved support for non-default DPI settings on Windows 7 and Vista. Several changes to improve stability For a complete list of changes, see the Macro Express v 3.9 Release Notes. Download Macro Express from the Macro Express download page. Read more about this release, samples and tips in the March 9, 2012 edition of the Macro Express News.
  19. The new version of IP.Board contains new and updated features including some that help moderators. We decided to upgrade so we could use these new features. We did not ask about outline view. Your question was forwarded to Invision support. This is their response:
  20. A macro written for Macro Express 3 that uses the Run Macro In Variable will not work if imported into Macro Express Pro without changes. The reason is that the syntax of the macro commands is significantly different between Macro Express 3 and Macro Express Pro. The Requirements paragraph of the Run Macro in Variable to Convert a Date web page has been updated to say this. We apologize for the confusion. Paul is correct that using variables in the Run Macro In Variable command in prior versions was very difficult (nearly impossible). Changes in Macro Express Pro v 4.3.0.1 added features that fix those difficulties. The changes to the Run Macro In Variable command are described in the July 7, 2011 edition of the Macro Express News.
  21. As we have worked on this issue over the past year or so, we have discovered that there may be several separate problems that cause this symptom. We recommend the following. 1. Upgrade to Macro Express Pro v 4.3.0.1 (or later). We have made changes that improve stability, not only for Windows 7 but all versions of Windows. 2. Turn off the 'Clipboard Hook' by unchecking the 'Use the clipboard hook' option found in Options, Preferences, Activations. This change does not prevent using clipboard copy and paste commands in your macros. 3. Turn off the 'Keyboard Remapping' hook by clicking the 'Disable keyboard remapping' option found in Options, Preferences, General and the Misc tab. 4. Make sure that you have applied all the latest Windows 7 patches from Microsoft. Some of these patches improve the stability of Windows 7 when running Macro Express Pro.
  22. Macro Express Pro v 4.3.0.1 Macro Express Pro v 4.3.0.1 is now available. This version includes many important changes including some that address the problem where Windows 7 slows down dramatically while running Macro Express Pro. Additional changes include: Made several changes to improve CPU utilization and to prevent lockups when running on Windows 7. Added the ability to edit a macro specified in a 'Macro Run' command from the right-click menu of the script editor. Added the 'Do not process embedded variables' option to many of the 'Variable Set String' and 'Variable Modify String' commands. Revised 'Run Macro In Variable' command. Fixed a bug rounding negative numbers. Fixed a bug with the Clear Variables clear all variables command. Fixed an issue with TCP/IP activated macros that was caused by Microsoft Security patch. Fixed a bug where the menu builder would get confused about the menu's structure. Fixed a bug where the debug variables dialog did not clear out the old values when starting a second test run of a macro. Made a change to resolve issues that occurred when the program shuts down. For a complete list of changes, see the Macro Express Pro v 4.3.0.1 Release Notes. Download Macro Express Pro from the Macro Express download page.
  23. Alan is correct. There is not a way to convert a Macro Express 4 macro to Macro Express 3. The recommendation is to keep a backup copy of your Macro Express 3 macro file before converting. Macro Express Pro v 4.3.0.1 or later will perform this function automatically. The structure of the commands is significantly different.
  24. A few weeks ago, the forum was being inundated with spam posts. While we worked to get that under control, some posts were accidentally deleted. At the time, if we had restored the forum from a backup, all new posts would have been deleted. The number of new posts that would have been lost was greater than the number of old posts. We chose to lose fewer old posts to save more new posts. We apologize for the problem.
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