Using the Macro Recorder

The Macro Recorder is used to capture DM84 commands generated by the control panel when the mouse and keyboard are used to make changes to DM84 settings. It can be a real time saver, in many cases it removes the need to type lists of commands into the Macro Editor to create a macro.

The Macro Recorder is always available, even in offline mode.

Recording a macro requires following these steps:

The Macro Recorder may be temporarily paused while recording, so that the control panel may be used for a time without adding unwanted commands to the macro.

Starting the Macro Recorder

Choose Macros->Start Macro Recorder from the Menu Bar. The control panel title bar will be updated to indicate that the Recorder is active:

Generating commands

Once started, the Macro Recorder will capture commands generated when changes are made to DM84 settings using the mouse and keyboard. There are a few exceptions:

For example, suppose that the Inputs tab is selected, and the following changes made:

The Inputs tab would look like this:

Stopping the Macro Recorder

Choose Macros->Stop Macro Recorder from the Menu Bar. The control panel title bar will be updated to indicate that the Recorder is no longer active, and the Macro Editor dialog is automatically opened:

The recorded macro is displayed with the placeholder title "New Macro". Using the Macro Editor, the macro and its title may be edited if desired, then saved to a file or stored to a connected DM84.

Pausing the Macro Recorder

Choose Macros->Pause Macro Recorder from the Menu Bar. The control panel title bar will be updated to indicate that the Recorder is paused:

When the recorder is paused, the Macros->Pause Macro Recorder menu option is checked as well.

To resume recording, simply choose Macros->Pause Macro Recorder from the Menu Bar again. Alternatively, recording can be stopped instead, just choose Macros->Stop Macro Recorder from the Menu Bar.

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