Macro Express allows for creation of multiple files with different macros in each file. Click on the File > New File option to create a new file. A dialog box appears prompting for a file name and folder location.
Click on this option to open a previously created macro file. A dialog box appears prompting to select the file.
If more than one macro file is currently open, use this option to close one of the files. A dialog box appears prompting to select the file and choose from which folder.
Backup Macro File(s)
This option immediately backs up the macro file that is currently open. If using the automatic backup schedule, this option does disturb the schedule previously created. It uses the settings defined in the Backup Preference panel, such as where the backup is saved and how many backup copies are created.
Restore Macro File
Use this option to restore from a backup file. A Windows dialog will open prompting to select the backup file. The dialog opens to the folder designated in the Backup preferences panel for file backups. If the backup options were recently changed, then it may be necessary to browse to the location where previous backups were stored.
Performing the restore closes the file currently open and replaces it with the backup file selected.
This is a convenient way to open a macro file previously used. This option displays the last several macro files opened. Click on the desired file to load into Macro Express.
This may close all other open macro files depending on the Close open macro files before loading another macro file preference setting selected.
There are three different import options available in Macro Express. Click on the topic of interest below to obtain more information.
Import Text File
Import Playable Macro
There are three different export options available in Macro Express. Click on the topic of interest below to obtain more information.
Output Macro Information
Export as Playable Macro
Print Macro List
Click on File > Print Macro List or click on the speed button to print a list of all macros currently assigned. The list contains the activation method, such as the hot key combination used, the nickname assigned, if any, and macro scope (global, system, window specific or program specific). The list includes the information as shown in the Macro Explorer window.
Select this option to ensure printer settings are accurate before printing the macro list.
Terminate Macro Express Editor
Selecting this option closes the Macro Express - Explorer window but leaves the Player running. The macros still run with the Explorer window closed.
Terminate Macro Express Editor and Player
Selecting this option closes the Macro Express - Explorer and Player. It shuts down the entire program, at which point no macros can run.