cuppanews Posted July 2, 2005 Report Share Posted July 2, 2005 Hi... I've been using Macro Express to automate some of my editing tasks, and I'd like your advice about whether it would be practical to use it in the following way. I'm running a news site. Each day I post links to 60-70 news items originating in any of hundreds of sources. I spend a lot of time entering and re-entering things like "US-New York Times", "China-China Daily", etc. Since there are so many sources, it doesn't make sense to write (or remember) so many individual shortkeys. It's occurred to me that, since I'm already using Macro Express to capture the URL for articles, I could construct a lookup table that would take something like... http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200507/s1405363.htm ...strip out the domain name... www.abc.net.au ...then look in a table for the "long form" name and type "Australia-ABC" into my edit window. So, my question is this: would Macro Express be able to do something like that reasonably quickly if the lookup table had, say, 300-400 entries? By "reasonably quickly" I mean in about the same time it might take me to type it out manually? Thanks for any thoughts you might like to share. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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