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Macro Organizer

Find out how to access and use the Macro Organizer window in Connexion client.

Purpose of the Macro Organizer window

  • Create or rename a macro book (file of macros).
  • Delete a macro from a macro book or delete a macro book.
  • Move or copy from one macro book to another.

 Caution: You can use the macro organizer for duplicating and moving shorter macros. However, if you want to duplicate or move lengthy macros, a safer technique is to copy and paste directly from one macro to another using the macro editor.

Access the Macro Organizer window

  1. Navigate to Tools > Macros > Manage or press <Ctrl><Alt><Shift><G>. In the Macro window, click Organizer.
  2. Use features of this window to work with macro books and macros as described in the table below.
  3. Click Close.

See more about how to work with macros and macro books.

Macro Organizer window: Features and buttons

Feature How to use
Macro Directory 1 area
Current display (location of current files) View the location of the current macro book files, or select a different location using Browse.

Default: X:\Program Files\OCLC\Connexion\Program\Macros\
Current directory list field
  • View the drive and folder that contains the macro books listed in the Macro Directory 1 area.
  • Use the list to navigate to another drive and/or folder containing macro books you want to view.

Default: X:\Program Files\OCLC\Connexion\Program\Macros\

List of macro books
  • Select a macro book you want to rename, delete, move, or copy.
  • Click the plus sign next to a macro book to list the macros in the book.
  • Select a macro you want to delete, move, or copy.

Default: First macro book in Macro Directory 1 is selected.

Macro Directory 2 area
Same features as in the Macro Directory 1 area described above. Allows you to select and view key assignments in a second macro book file you want to work with.
Description area
Description display Highlight a macro name in a list in the Macro Directory 1 or Macro Directory 2 area to view a description of the macro.

You assign a description when you create a macro.

 

Button name Click the button to...
New Macro Book Create a new macro book:
  1. Click to set the focus in the Macro Directory 1 or Macro Directory 2 area.
  2. Click New Macro Book to create a new file.
  3. In the New Book field, enter a file name over the highlighted text. 
Rename Macro Book Rename a macro book:
  1. Select a macro book in the Macro Directory 1 or Macro Directory 2 list and click Rename Macro Book.
  2. Enter a new name over the highlighted name.
Delete Delete a macro book:
  1. Select a macro book in the Macro Directory 1 or Macro Directory 2 list and click Delete.
  2. Click Yes to confirm or No to cancel.
 Caution: OCLC does not recommend reproducing or moving lengthy macros from one macro book to another using Copy or Move (described below) in the macro organizer. Loss of data can occur. Instead, open macros in the macro editor and use copy and paste.
Move Remove a macro from one file and put it in another file:
  1. Under Macro Directory 1 or Macro Directory 2, click to highlight the name of a macro book to which you want to move a macro.
  2. In the other Macro Directory area, click the plus (+) sign to expand a list of macros in a macro book, and then click to select the macro you want to move.
  3. Click Move.
Copy Copy a macro into another macro book without removing it from its original macro book:
  1. Under Macro Directory 1 or Macro Directory 2, click to highlight the name of a macro book to which you want to copy a macro.
  2. In the other Macro Directory area, click a plus (+) sign to expand a list of macros in a macro book, and then select the macro you want to copy.
  3. Click Copy.
Close Click to close the window. You return to the Macro window.
 Note: Keystroke shortcut <F1>, normally an alternative to the Help button to open this window-specific Help topic, is inoperable for the client macro topics.

 

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