acantor Posted June 15, 2019 Report Share Posted June 15, 2019 I'm finding a new feature in the latest version of Macro Express 6 very interesting. (The command is so new that it doesn't have a Help page.) I am experimenting with "Set Value from List" in a script to give quick access to commands that I use regularly (for testing purposes, in Word and PowerPoint). Because the commands are buried deep in complex menus and ribbons, my two motivations for developing the command were to spend less mental and physical energy trying to find commands, and to avoid memorizing more hotkeys. Now, I press one key (F1) to access the list, type one or two characters (which selects an item on the list) and then press Enter to activate the command. The characters are related logically to the command I want. For example, to use bullet points: F1 then b To change the paragraph spacing: F1 then p To set font colours: F1 then c or F1 then co To turn on the crop tool: F1 then cr The script gives functionality similar to old-style "dead key" commands, but it's a menu, so one can get visual feedback about the choices. I spent a couple of hours developing the command earlier this week, but I've already gained back most of that time. And the script is more fun than to click click click hunting for commands. I would be curious about the uses others have found for the "set value from list" instruction. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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