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Using the Windows Macro Recorder with Works for Windows

This article was previously published under Q80628
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Microsoft Works for Windows does not have a macro recorder; however,the Microsoft Windows Recorder program can be used with MicrosoftWorks for macro execution.
To use the Windows macro recorder with Works for Windows, do thefollowing:

  1. Run Recorder.
  2. From the Macro menu, choose Record.
  3. In the Shortcut Key group box, select a key from the drop-down list. Entering a macro name is optional.
  4. From the Record Mouse list box, choose Ignore Mouse.
  5. Select Start to begin recording the macro. All keystrokes you type will be recorded and all mouse actions will be ignored.

    Important: All commands you don't want recorded in the macro, such as starting Works, should be done with the mouse, and all other commands must be done from the keyboard.
  6. To stop recording the macro, press CTRL+BREAK and select Save Macro. Return to the Recorder and choose Save from the File menu to save the macro for future use.
The macro can now be played back by pressing the shortcut key youassigned. For the macro to be available, Recorder must be running andthe macro file must be open. You may add the macro filename to theLOAD= line of the WIN.INI file to have it automatically load.

For more information on Recorder, query on the following words in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base macro and recorder and windows

or see pages 405-420 of the
"Microsoft Windows User's Guide," version 2.0, page 405-420.

"Windows 3 Secrets," Brian Livingston, pages 39-57 (Info WorldTechnical Books)
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Article ID: 80628 - Last Review: 11/16/2006 04:25:55 - Revision: 3.1

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