Capture Macro Introduction


The simplest type macro to create is a recorded macro. The macro records each keystroke, mouse click or mouse movement made. After saving the macro, play back the macro and watch it repeat each of the steps just recorded. If a mistake is made in the recording, either re-record the macro or edit the macro with the Script Editor.


The first step before capturing a macro is to select capture options, such as whether to record mouse movements, playback speed, base the mouse position relative to the position of the window or entire screen, etc. Use the Options > Preferences > General - Capture tab menu to define the default capture settings.


Each time a capture is started, the options selected are stored as the default values. If a change to one of the settings is necessary for a particular recording, make the change before the capture starts.


There are two different ways to initiate a macro capture. Examples for using both of these methods are outlined in the Tutorial section of the Help file and also in this section for convenience.


Assign Macro Activation First

Click on the Capture Icon or Macro > Capture Macro from the menu to start the capture process. This method requires selecting the macro activation and reviewing or changing the default capture options before starting the capture.


Assign Macro Activation After Capture

The second method uses the System Macro, Ctrl+Alt+Shift+X. While in another application, press the System Macro to begin capturing a macro in that application. This method uses the capture default settings that were defined in the Preferences section. After the capture is complete, follow the prompts to assign a macro activation.