Is there an easy way to create macros and assign them to a
shortcut key for editing use in Robohelp?
I tried out Macroexpress, but the program claims that macros
shouldn't be played back faster than record speed, so what's the
point? Can I create the macro, say in Word (by recording it) and
then copy the code to a text editor - and then assign it to a
shortcut key - how exactly would I do that?
I've just answered this on Techshoret. For the benefit of
anyone else interested...
I wonder if the bit about playing back no faster than record
speed was meant in a particular context? I have been using the
program for years and it is not correct. If it were, they would not
put in the ability to play faster than record speed.
You do need to experiment with playback speed. Example. Macro
to open a dialog box and select the tenth option in a dropdown. The
mouse clicks that go to the menu that open the dialog can be played
faster. You then need to put in, or leave in, a pause depending on
how you create the macro a delay while the dialog box opens, then
you can go back to speed as the macro runs down the options and
then records the enter key.
Remember that MacroExpress does not get into RH's code. It
just does what you do with the keys and the mouse. Nearly all
options can be speeded up but just as you have to wait for RH or
any other program to allow you to go to the next step, so does
Macro Express. Set it to record mouse clicks, not mouse movements,
that helps and it makes the macro easier to read so that you can
speed up / slow down different parts. You'll soon get into it. I'm
It's a brilliant program and great too for standard text, a
bit like Word's autotext. Download the trial and try it.
I've said before, if I changed jobs and they wouldn't buy it,
I would buy it myself.