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Q: Macros on Windows XP / Microsoft Office ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Macros on Windows XP / Microsoft Office
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: tomazos-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 02 Aug 2004 11:16 PDT
Expires: 01 Sep 2004 11:16 PDT
Question ID: 382492
I want to know how to program macros on windows xp or with microsoft
office applications.

For example: I want to be able to be viewing a message in Microsoft
Outlook 2002 and with one key-combination have it do the following:

  (A) Actions > Resend this Message
  (B) To: ""
  (C) Send.

Is this possible to set up?  How do I do it?  With Visual Basic or what?
Subject: Re: Macros on Windows XP / Microsoft Office
Answered By: tisme-ga on 02 Aug 2004 11:39 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello tomazos, 

I understand that you would like to learn how to program macros that
you can use with any application in Windows.

While Visual Basic may be one way to do it, it would be overly complex
and time consuming and there are certainly better (and easier) tools
available to write/run macros.

I have quite a bit of experience writing and using macros and my
favourite program is undoubtedly Keyboard Express. It is extremely
intuitive and you can create any macro with it that is almost
bullet-proof to failure. You can tie certain actions to work only in
certain windows which prevents your macros from creating havoc on your
computer. You can also put in Pause events which will require you to
click OK before the macro continues (this is usually a good idea right
before doing something like sending away an email so you can be sure
that nothing is being sent that you can no longer fix). You can read
about this program and download the free 30 day trial here:

The same company also has a product called Macro Express which is a
bit more difficult to use. I would only try this if I were you after
you find that the 30 day trial of Keyboard Express does not meet your
needs. You can find more information about this program here:

If you find that these programs do not meet your needs, let me know
what their shortcomings are and I will do my best to find something
better for you.

As you can see here:
there are many Automation/Macro programs available.

I hope this was the type of answer you were expecting. Please let me
know if you require any clarification and I will do my best to respond
as soon as possible.

All the best,


Search Strategy: automation utilities
tomazos-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
This is fine, thanks.

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