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Why can I only use 21 days?
Macro Expert is a shareware, not a freeware, this is a trial version, before you purchase it,
and it is only used 21 days. If you want continue use it, you should pay a fee to unlock. To
purchase it, please click here.
Is there a version of Macro Expert for Mac or Linux?
No, Macro Expert can only run under the windows currently.
I'd like to use Macro Expert under windows 95, is it possible?
No, Macro Expert only run under Windows 98 or above.
I'd like to have a macro to run even if the workstation is locked, how do I do?
- At first, the macro have to be launched automatically, you might schedule it or add some triggers
to turn automatically play on.
- And then you need to change the "Background mode" of the macro to allow the macro run under the situation. Just select the macro in the macro list and click
"Properties" tool button on the toolbar,
and then switch to the "Playback" tab on the properties dialog.
- Select the "run as a specific user" or "run as background user" in the "If no user is logged or the workstation is locked".
- If you select the "run as a specific user", don't forget to add the entry item in the "Auto-logon".
I make a mistake to let a macro run at window startup, and the macro will restart the windows, how do I stop it?
Please start windows in safe mode, disable the macro and then restart windows again.
Is there a way to program a macro to pause while running, wait for me to enter a figure i.e. 123456.11 and then continue (by hitting the enter key)?
Yes, you might use the instruction "Wait a keystroke".
Can I assign a hotkey to more than one macro?
Yes, when this hotkey is pressed, all macros will be launched.
Can I stop logging the manager message?
Yes, please refer to "General Options" in Macro Expert Help Documention.
Can I run a macro at a specified time?
Yes, you can use the scheduler to have the macro to run at a specified time.
I have closed Macro Manager, but some macros still be launched, why?
Macro Expert is consisted of four separate applications. These applications are Macro Manager, Macro
Service, Macro Script Editor and Macro Player. Macro Service is responsible for watching for conditions
that would cause a triggered or scheduled macro to play. It also monitors the hotkey of macro. A triggered
or scheduled macro will be launched even if you quit Macro Manager. To stop this, you have to "disable
the macro or "Stop" the Macro Service.
How to set the options to prevent Macro Manager from launching when I log into windows?
Open Macro Manager, click the "Change Settings" and then select
"General" tab, uncheck the item "Automatically run Macro Manager when I log on
to the windows".
I receive a macro script file from my friend, how do I play it?
In the windows explorer, right-click the file and select the menu item "Play" or "Play with parameters".
Please note: The macro can not be scheduled or triggered to play if a macro is not in the macro folder.
I have a macro script file that is not in the macro folder, can I play it automatically?
No, because Macro Service will only manage the macros in the macro list, so you have to copy the
files into the macro folder by Windows Explorer.
Macro Service can not be started, why?
If you get an error message that say "Failed to initialize macro service at phase 5,...", please follow the below steps:
- Open the file "config.ini" using Windows Notepad, the file you can located under the "sysdata" folder of Macro
Expert installation, e.g. c:\program files\grasssoft\macro expert\sysdata.
- Modify the line "AccountForSID=everyone" with "AccountForSID=accountname", the "accountname" is a placeholder,
you should use a real account name under your windows XP to replace it.
- Start the Macro Service.