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  1. There is nothing inherently risky about saving data in the registry as long as you know and remember which registry area (key) you use. Using the registry may be somewhat faster than reading from a file. However, depending on what your macro is doing, you may not notice the difference. There is a potential side effect of using values in the area of the registry (registry key) that Macro Express uses such as this: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Insight Software Solutions\Macro Express 6\My Values When you export the Macro Express settings (Tools, Export Program Configuration) and then import them either later (Tools, Import Program Configuration) Macro Express will display a warning about the registry keys and values that it does not recognize. It is pretty safe to use other areas of the registry such as HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Terry Work Area You could also use something like this: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Insight Software Solutions\Macro Express Data
  2. You're welcome. Also try Alt+Left to move to the list of commands and Alt+Right to move to the script.
  3. To enter a comment on a separate line: while in the Script Editor press Alt+Down Arrow to move to the Search box. Type "Comment" and then press the ENTER key. The Comment dialog comes up.
  4. A comment without text is a blank line. // ---------------------------------------------------------- // Initialization // ---------------------------------------------------------- Variable Set From Misc: "Name of Current Macro" into %MacroName% Variable Set String %T[1]% to "" Variable Set String %T[2]% to "You indicated that you are running Windows " Get OS Version String: %T[5]% // -------------------------------------------------------- // Display Introduction and Instructions // -------------------------------------------------------- Variable Set Integer %Left% to 0 // Unused
  5. If you intended to have your macro wait 15 seconds after the Bookmarks window closes you should not use Macro Stop. No macro commands, including the Delay command at the end, will run after the Macro Stop command. Instead use Break. That skips to the macro command after the End Repeat. However, in this case, neither Break nor Macro Stop is needed because setting T77 to Done will stop the repeat loop. Try something like this: // Run the macro until the window is closed. Variable Set String %T[77]% to "Not" Repeat Until %T[77]% Equals "Done" If Not Window "Bookmarks - Google Chrome" is running Variable Set String %T[77]% to "Done" End If Delay: 100 milliseconds End Repeat Delay: 15 Seconds You still need some delay inside the repeat loop for the reason stated above.
  6. The delay after End Repeat will never be used. It should look like this: Macro Stop End If Delay: 15 Seconds End Repeat Without the delay inside the repeat loop Macro Express will run these macro commands as quickly as possible without slowing or stopping. It will use 100% of one of your CPU cores. This puts your macro into what your computer considers an infinite loop. I wouldn't be surprised if more than Chrome freezes. And Terry is right, your delay command contains 15 milliseconds instead of 15 seconds.
  7. Another way to accomplish this is to not let the macro halt until the window has been closed. If a specific macro is running it cannot be activated again. This demonstrates using Notepad. Text Box Display: Note_pad is running Repeat Until %Done% Equals "Done" If Not Window "Notepad" is running Variable Set String %Done% to "Done" Macro Stop End If Delay: 1000 milliseconds End Repeat <TEXT BOX DISPLAY Title="Note_pad is running" Content="{\\rtf1\\ansi\\ansicpg1252\\deff0\\deflang1033{\\fonttbl{\\f0\\fnil Tahoma;}}\r\n{\\colortbl ;\\red0\\green0\\blue255;}\r\n\\viewkind4\\uc1\\pard\\qc\\cf1\\f0\\fs28 Notepad is running\\cf0\\fs20 \r\n\\par \\pard \r\n\\par }\r\n" Left="Center" Top="Top" Width="455" Height="76" Monitor="0" OnTop="TRUE" Keep_Focus="TRUE" Mode="\x02" Delay="0"/> <COMMENT/> <REPEAT UNTIL Variable="%Done%" Condition="\x00" Value="Done"/> <IF NOT WINDOW Option="\x01" Title="Notepad" Partial="TRUE" Wildcards="FALSE"/> <VARIABLE SET STRING Option="\x00" Destination="%Done%" Value="Done" NoEmbeddedVars="FALSE"/> <MACRO STOP/> <END IF/> <DELAY Flags="\x02" Time="1000"/> <END REPEAT/> In this example the text box display has a window title of "note_pad" because if that window title is "notepad" the macro never ends.
  8. That issue was fixed in a later version of Macro Express Pro 4. The latest version of Macro Express Pro 4 is v 4.9.0.1 available here. However, in the long run, I think you''ll be happy having upgraded to Macro Express Pro 6.
  9. Here are some suggestions that may help: 1. There is a command to extract the filename from a full path. Take a look at the "Variable Set From File path" macro command. 2. Add a "Wait for File to be Ready" macro command before the "If File Exists"" macro command. Macro Express may get to the If File Exist command before Windows has finished copying the file. 3. Since you already have the filenames and file paths consider using the "Copy File/Files" macro command to copy the files. It is generally easier to copy the files using Macro Express instead of manipulating Windows File Explorer to copy files. 4. If you were to use descriptive variable names it would make your macro easier to understand. For example maybe %SourceFile%, %DestFolder%, or %Filename% instead of %T3% and %T4% in addition to %nPos%. %Input%, and %Output%.
  10. Generally, in Windows, this appears as CRLF, not LFCR. Try this: Variable Modify String: Replace "-A%CR%%LF%" in %Temp% with ""
  11. Try using Ctrl+a, not Ctrl+A. When you use Ctrl+A Macro Express sends: <Ctrl Down><Shift Down>a<Shift Up><Ctrl Up>. Many programs will not respond to that.
  12. Seems to work for me. Note that the Macro Express Script Editor automatically highlights a macro command when it has been entered so the background color is blue. But, if you close the macro and reopen it the background color appears correctly.
  13. To copy the macro: highlight acantor's example in the second box (the one that starts with <VARIABLE) , type Ctrl+c to copy to the clipboard, open a new macro in Macro Express and type Ctrl+v to paste.
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