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This is driving me nuts. On my new computer (3.2, dual core), but not on my older 1.8 gig machine, this shortkey (".pba") text type macro types out as shown, regardless of whether its set to type normally or paste from the clipboard. Note that the full text is supposed to be "Please be advised that", but the "that" is left out of the first part of the resulting text:

 

MACRO: <TEXTTYPE:Please be advised that>

TYPES: Please be advised Please be advised that

 

 

When I slow the keystroke speed, it quickly types the first part, then pauses, and then repeats itself:

 

MACRO: <SPKEY:1000><TEXTTYPE:Please be advised that>

TYPES: Please be advised Please be advised that

 

Even when I add playback and delays, the typing slows down, but it still types as follows, which is even screwier:

 

MACRO: <SPEED:00005><SPKEY:1000><TEXTTYPE:Please be advised that>

TYPES: Please be advised that se be advised at

 

This problem does not occur with all of my similar macros.

 

By the way, I disabled a similar shortkey macro ".pbator", but that made no difference.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions, please?

 

Jeffrey R. Mazor, Esq.

J. R. Mazor & Associates, P.A.

Presidential Circle Building

4000 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 265-s

Hollywood, FL 33021

Phone: 954-962-3500

Fax: 954-962-3560

Email: JMazor@Mazor.com

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Please folks! Someone must have the curiosity to solve this puzzle!....Please!

 

I've done some more testing, and I found something very interesting. I tried modifying the macro to slow it way down. The shortkey is 5 characters long ".AffF" and its suppossed to type out "Affidavit as to Reasonable Attorney's Fees". This is the code:

 

<SPEED:00010><SPKEY:0100><TEXTTYPE:Affidavit as to Reasonable Attorney's Fees>

 

It seems that this is what happens:

 

1. The macro must be doing 5 destructive backspaces, cause the ".affF" is gone.

 

2. Then it types out "Affidavit as to Reasonable Attorney's Fees" very fast, apparently completely ignoring the macro and keyboard speed settings.

 

3. Then it seems to do another very fast 5 destructive backspaces!

 

4. Then it very SLOWLY types out ""Affidavit as to Reasonable Attorney's Fees".

 

It is almost as if the macro fires twice, but the first time it ignores the speed settings and the second time it pays attention to them.

 

Please. Does anyone have any good ideas on this?

 

Thanks,

 

Jeffrey R. Mazor, Esq.

J. R. Mazor & Associates, P.A.

Presidential Circle Building

4000 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 265-s

Hollywood, FL 33021

Phone: 954-962-3500

Fax: 954-962-3560

Email: JMazor@Mazor.com

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Jeff -

 

Are you sure these run perfectly on an older machine, but not on a newer dual-core machine? If so, then the problem is not in the macros themselves, but rather something going on between Macro Express and the dual-core machine. At least that it the way it appears. Have you contacted Insight?

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PROBLEM SOLVED

 

I can't believe that I didn't think of this.

 

Long ago, before Macro Express, I used WordPerfect's QuickCorrect feature to "expand" "abbreviations" like ".pba" to type out "Please be advised". Once I started using Macro Express, so that I could have that nice feature in every program, I shut off QuickCorrect.

 

But when I installed the new version of WordPerfect, I did not realize that QuickCorrect would be ON by default.

 

Nothing was wrong. Its just that both programs "fired" when I typed a shortkey that they both knew, and I got almost two strings for the price of one.

 

As Roseanne Rosanna Danna would say..........."never mind"!

 

Jeff Mazor

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