jbooth Posted October 25, 2006 Report Share Posted October 25, 2006 I'm new to ME, and I'm new to this forum, so if my question has been asked before, throw a virtual tomato at me, and point me in the right direction! (And apologies in advance!) I am primarily interested in two types of macro familes: repetition of key strokes (for text input in word processors), and work with graphics programs (where key strokes are important, but mouse work is too), and system maintenance. I'd like to address the latter two: System maintenance ============= I tried out a macro for cleaning my PC system up; a combination of use of Norton's Utilities, a Registry cleaner, and another program that cleans out cookies and other stuff. The operations here only requred use of a mouse, where program shortcut icons were activated, and yes/no mouse-click reactions were required. The first run went well. For the second, I decided to swap the position of a program icon with another. As expected, the macro clicked on the "wrong" icon during a second run. Question 1: how can I ensure with capture, that the right program is selected? Question 2: most reactions to the macro were expected. However, let's say that there is sometimes a "Yes" reaction needed, at other times a "No" reaction. For example, in running the cleanup macro the first time, all crud is removed from the PC system (for which the macro was constructed in the first place). Then, in a second run, there are no errors to correct. So a message like "There is no crud to be removed" would have to be responded to differently than in the former case, where crud was there. This, in this situation, an "OK" reaction or something similar would probably be required. What methods are best for making up a macro in the above, two examples (Q1 and Q2). I'm thinking that in this instance, a mouse-action capture may be simple at first, but precarious in some instances (activation of wrong program, wrong reaction because of changed system parameters etc.) Graphics programs ============ In work with graphics, I sometimes use a mouse only, but sometimes I have to input text and use a mouse. Question 3: What macro procedure is best for "mixed" (here: mouse and keyboard) situations? Thanks much for any info! -- John Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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