karrowr Posted May 9, 2013 Report Share Posted May 9, 2013 Just discovered Macro Express and it looks like it will be the answer to my dreams. Since I was forced to stop using the DOS version of WordPerfect 4.2 (when would that have been?) I have never used a macro. WP4.2 had the most easy, intuitive way to capture keystrokes. I guess Word has macros, but it seemed that you had to be a programmer to use them. I have a trial copy of Macro Express Pro and I am determined to learn to use it and buy it. My immediate need is to maniputlate Word documents, then to copy things from Word and paste them into ProCite, a database program. I actually was able, after much trial and error, to create a macro in MEPro that would make one such cut and paste operation, but I cant figure out how to start the macro again so that it will continue to operate in a loop. WP4.2 called this "concatenating macros" and it was easy as pie. Another problem I had was that I couldn't figure out how to stop recording the macro. It seemed to take over my machine and my mouse was all over the place, apparently trying to execute the macro. I finally had to go to Explorer and delete the macro. I have downloaded the pdf of the manual, and if I can't get personal help, I suppose I will eventually figure out how to make MEPro work. But being a relatively old dog, I would love to be able to cut to the chase and have someone sit down with me and walk me through a simple capture process. I can't imagine it would take more than an hour and I will pay what is needed. I'm in Oak Park, Illinois, but will bring my laptop to anywhere in the Chicago area where I could get such a one-on-one tutorial. Thanks, Bob Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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