The Hourly schedule runs a macro at a specific time each hour or every xx number of hours.



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Run every [  ] minutes after the top of the hour

Enter the number of minutes after the hour when the macro is set to start. If the macro is to start at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, etc., then insert 15 into the edit field.


Check again in [  ] hours

The default value is one, which means that the macro runs every hour. Insert the number 2 for the macro to run every two hours, 3 for every three hours, etc.


If the activation was missed, run at the next available time

If the computer was shut down or Macro Express was closed at the scheduled macro run, this option runs the macro later when the computer is started or Macro Express is reopened.


Don't run the macro again if the time is within [  ] hours and [  ] minutes of the next scheduled runtime

If the scheduled activation was missed, it may not be desirable to run the macro twice within a short period of time, such as 12:40 and 1:00. Insert a value such as 30 in this field. For example, if the computer restarts at 12:40, the macro does not run because the time is within 30 minutes of the next scheduled macro at 1:00.






Select a date and time range for the macro to play back from the three options available in the drop down list. These range options are described below.


Run the macro within this date range

Select a range of dates during which the macro may run. The macro plays back during the hours of the day and for the duration of the days selected. Select the Start Date when the macro is to first start running. Then select the End Date when the macro ceases to run.


Run between these times each day

Select a start and an end time for the macro to run.


Run the macro between the dates and time 

Select a starting date and time. Then select an ending date and time. The macro is available to run anytime between the dates and times specified.


Run the macro indefinitely

Run the Macro Indefinitely does not stop the macro on a specific date. It continues to run at the appointed time until the schedule is canceled or the macro is disabled or deleted.


Start calculating the next run time at

Select the date and time to start calculating the next run of the macro.


Run the macro between these hours of the day

Optionally choose to have the macro only available to run during certain hours of the day. Insert the start and end times.


Run the macro on these days of the week

Select which days of the week to run the macro. For example, remove the check marks from Saturday and Sunday if the macro is not needed on weekends.