There are two basic methods of working in the MacroBuilder:
● The context menu
● Drag&Drop techniques
You use the context menu primarily in the macro tree section. If you select an existing macro element (this can even be at the Macro level), the system displays a menu with all the available options for this element at the current position in the macro. Each macro element is listed separately.
Insert – Enter the new element before the selected element
Attach – Enter the new element after the last element at the same level
Add – Enter the new element after the selected element at the next level
The context menu offers two options that are not available with Drag&Drop:
Activate/deactivate an element in the macro tree as in the macro toolbar.
● Breakpoint On/Off
Sets a breakpoint. This means that during execution of the macro the macro stops at this element. A dialog box appears in which the value of the element is displayed. You continue processing by choosing .
These two options are for use when creating macros, particularly for debugging complex macros.
Use Drag&Drop to do any of the following:
● Add or insert any macro element in the macro tree
When you drop the element, the system offers you a choice of options if more than one option is available.
● Move elements within the macro tree
● Drag a macro from the macro tree to the standard macros screen area
● Change the sequence of the standard macros
● Copy a part of the macro tree to the clipboard
If the icon appears, you cannot carry out the action for this element. If the + icon appears, you can carry out the action for this element. In this case, you can release the left mouse button.
For more information on the different areas of the MacroBuilder screen, see MacroBuilder Screen.