Macros on Windows XP / Microsoft Office
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: tomazos-ga
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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: "firstname.lastname@example.org" (C) Send. Is this possible to set up? How do I do it? With Visual Basic or what? -Andrew
Re: Macros on Windows XP / Microsoft Office
Answered By: tisme-ga on 02 Aug 2004 11:39 PDT
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: http://www.keyboardexpress.com/ 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: http://www.macros.com/ 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: http://dmoz.org/Computers/Software/Shareware/Windows/Utilities/Automation/ 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, tisme-ga Search Strategy: site:dmoz.org automation utilities
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