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Macro Express Notes for CMT Staff

  1. CMT export users should install the Macro Express3 program on your computer, import the CMT Macro Express File into the program, and make the program automatically start up every time you log into your workstation. A short cut on your desktop should also be created.
  2. There will be three Macro express files in your Macro Express3 program: diacritics.mex, functionkeys.mex, and CMT Macro Express File.mex. The former two are "master files" generated by the cataloging department. We will use CMT Macro Express File.mex only. CMT expert users will set it to be the default file opened every time the program starts up.
  3. After you log in on your workstation, there should be a blue M icon in the system tray at the bottom right corner of the screen. This means the program is in operation.
  4. You don't have to open the program to use the macros. As a matter of fact, you can close the window with the list of macros without causing the program to terminate. As long as you see the blue M icon at the right, bottom corner, you should be able to use the macros in Voyager.
  5. It would be a good idea to practice using macros in Testorbis rather than Prodorbis.
  6. Walk through each of the macros listed in CMT Macro Express File.mex. To open the list of macros available, open the Macro Express window (click on the M icon in the start tray of the task manager.) A window should open displaying the full list of available macros and their shortcut keys. (On the Macros bar, the file name and directory should be C:\Program Files\Macro Express3\CMT Macro Express File.mex. If it is called diacritics.mex or functionkeys.mex, click File on the menu bar, select Open Macro File, then select CMT Macro Express File.mex and open.)
    Alternatively,
    if the Voyager window is open, using Ctrl + Alt + Shift + z will open a window displaying a list of macros available in the open file. Double clicking on a list item will run the macro & close the window. To close the window without running a macro, use Alt + F4 or press the Escape key.
  7. Macro Express does not play well with the Voyager inifileChanger, so you need to terminate it before doing the Voyager inifile change. (Right click on the macro express icon in the startup area of the taskbar and click on Terminate Macro Express from the menu)
  8. When you depress a key sequence to run a macro, you must take your fingers off the keys for the macro to execute.
  9. The same diacritics are also listed on a popup menu evoked by pressing F12. If a diacritic listed on the popup menu is double-clicked it will be entered in Voyager wherever the cursor has been placed. (A diacritic can also be entered by pressing the key for the number or letter to the left of the listing or by selecting the listing and pressing Enter.)
  10. To enter diacritics, NUM LOCK must be on.
  11. ExportQ and MacroExpress. If the Voyager Cataloging module has to be closed (deliberately to change databases or because the software crashes) and then re-started, it will sometimes happen that clicking on the ExportQ icon will generate a message Runtime error 4006. If that happens:
    • Close the error 4006 window (click OK)
    • Terminate Macro Express.
      1. Close Macro Express on the Taskbar
      2. Terminate Macro Express in the startup tray. To do the latter, right click on the Macro Express icon on the far right of the taskbar to open the menu. Click on Terminate Macro Express.
    • Make sure your Voyager inifileChanger is pointing to the right database, since you donít want to do this all over again!
    • From Programs-->Voyager click on the ExportQ icon. The Voyager Cataloging Module should now start.
    • After you have logged on to Voyager, start Macro Express from Programs-->Macro Express-->Macro Express3.

  12. Check the web site Orbis2 Training Documents for Macro Express related policy and information. Note that we (CMT) will be using CMT Macro Express File.mex (the one we created for CMT) instead of the "master files" (diacritics.mex and functionkeys.mex) mentioned in the documents. So the information from the above web site is for general guideline and reference purposes. If you have any questions or problems, contact Lisa.

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    Last revision: 25 February 2004

    Contact: Dajin Sun
    URL: http://www.library.yale.edu/catman/macroexpress.htm