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 +====== MACRO EXPRESS: CAPTURING THE MOUSE! ======
  
 +by 
 +Catherine Knapp
 +
 +Make sure ALEPH is open and not minimized before you begin. ​ Follow the directions provided by the quick wizard screens:
 +
 +  - Click on the <Quick Wizards> icon on the left side of the screen.
 +  - Welcome to Macro Express Quick Wizards! ​ Choose <​Macro> ​
 +  - Please Select a Wizard. ​  <​Capture a Macro>
 +  - Capture a Macro. ​ <​Next>  ​
 +  - Do you wish to capture keystrokes? <Yes>
 +  - Do you wish to capture the mouse movements and clicks? <Yes> <​Screen>​ <Capture all mouse movements>​
 +  - Do you wish the macro to play back <Choose your speed> ​ Note: The macro may not be able to keep up with speedier processes when the system is slow or if the macros shifts between screens.  ​
 +  - The following is a list of all of the window titles. <​ALEPH...etc.> ​ Note: If "​ALEPH...(etc.) does not display, be sure the ALEPH window is open and not minimized before beginning creation of the macro.
 +  - Choose an activation for the macro. ​ <​Hotkey>​
 +  - Select a hotkey from the list below <choose a hotkey> ​ Note: The hotkey may be keyed in.  ​
 +  - Would you like this macro to <Play back in specific programs>​ Note: If you choose programs instead of windows your macros will survive program upgrades (i.e. Aleph upgrade from version 18 to 19).  ​
 +  - Play back macro in specific program ​ <​SELECT>​
 +  - Select ​ <​CATALOG.EXE>,​ <​ADD>,​ <OK>
 +  - Play back macro in specific programs <​NEXT>​
 +  - Macro nickname <Name your macro> <​FINISH>​
 +  - When you are ready to record, press <OK>, do your thing, then press the HOTKEY to stop macro. ​ Every mouse movement, key stroke, and text entry is recorded.
 +  - When recording is done, the program returns you to your macro list.  (I’m not sure if you need to press Ctrl S to save but I do just in case.)
 +  - To test the macro, place your cursor at the starting point and play.  VIOLA!
 + 
 +
 +//​[[cknapp@library.umass.edu|Primary contact: Catherine Knapp]]//
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