A keystroke (or combination of keystrokes) which symbolizes and is replaced by a series of keystrokes; -- a convenient feature of some advanced programs, such as word processors or database programs, which allows a user to rapidly execute any series of operations which may be performed multiple times. Such macros may typically be defined by the program user, without rewriting or recompiling the program.
Macros are sequences of infrared commands that are played back, in order, by a remote control at the push of a single button. Macros can be used to automate the powering on or off of your system, playing a movie or changing inputs. Not all remote controls feature macro capabilities. See also: delay, recording, timer, activity control.
A series of instructions, which normally are issued one after the other on a computer keyboard in order to execute a program, but which can be stored on the computer and executed automatically with one keystroke. A macro is created to execute with one (or a few) keystrokes what would take much more.
A macro is a saved set of instructions for a program such as a word processor or email reader. Originally, macros were intended to allow a computer user to save time by programming time consuming tasks into reusable sets of instructions. Unfortunately, some unscrupulous programmers send documents via email containing harmful macros that perform unwanted tasks such as deleting your files, or sending obscene messages to everyone in your address book. Most programs allow you to disable macros to prevent these harmful tasks from being carried out.
A set of instructions written in a high-level programming language that manipulate the commands in a GIS to perform specific predefined tasks or processes. Macros typically provide enhanced user access both to limited portions of an extensive GIS database as well as to certain GIS analysis tools or procedures. Sometimes called "shells." The map of Minnesota is at a relatively larger scale than the map of the U.S.A. (See definition below.)
A sequence of keyboard strokes or other steps that a user records for later use with a specific application. Once the macro has been recorded, the sequence can be launched automatically when the user clicks an icon or presses a hot key, or when a certain event occurs, such as a telephone ringing. Macros are commonly used to eliminate repetitive tasks and speed up procedures.
A set of keystrokes and instructions that are recorded, saved, and assigned to a short key code. When the key code is typed, the recorded keystrokes and instructions execute (play back). Macros can simplify day-to-day operations, which otherwise become tedious.
In a spreadsheet, a programmer-designed function individually developed for a special need. Like functions provided with the spreadsheet program, macro operations are small programs stored within the spreadsheet itself and accessed by name.
A mini-program that performs a series of keystrokes, commands or other functions that have been recorded into it. Calling the macro (usually through pressing a combination of keys) causes the actions recorded in the macro to be run in sequence. Macros are often used to enter words or phrases that you use frequently.
In Project Builder, a type-specific variable which may be used to customize and extend actions. A macro may be either a constant or a simple expression (which may, in turn, contain other constants and/or expressions). The use of macros offers great flexibility in issuing command options, and in allowing the user to modify sets of commands by changing one property definition.
An identifier (optionally with arguments) that is defined as a substitute for commands or for text strings. The debugger supports both alias macros, which substitute for commands, and define macros, which substitute for any string of text, including commands.
a series of characters or control keys you would type into the terminal and send to the host, between the characters you might want to insert some delay, for example, you might need to wait the host application to respond before you continue to type
a small add-on program which runs from within PatternMaker to automatically draw points and lines and connect them in a way that creates a custom-fit garment based on the measurements that are typed in by the user
Macro is Microsoft's term for small automated programs that are contained within Office documents like Excel or Word files. These viruses are cross-platform compatible and easily spread via e-mail. They are often self replicating.
A series of command or operations that can be run at any time. For example, if you always carry out a series of operations on your text to run it into a monthly report (perhaps, changing the font, adding a table, searching and replacing one character for another), then you could record a macro to do all these functions automatically. Almost all word processor and spreadsheet programs can record and play back macros
A small computer program, written by a normal user, not a programmer, in software that allows for this. For example, you can insert macros in Word or Excel to make thing happen automatically. The big problem is that some macros are viruses.
A symbol, name, or key that represents a list of commands, actions, or keystrokes. Many programs allow you to create macros so that you can enter a single character or word to perform a whole series of actions.
a key, name, or symbol that represents and initiates a command sequence. For example, for the sake of streamlining repetitive functions, some programs allow you to set your computer to enter your name, address, or any other frequently used phrase or character string, by pressing a particular series of keys. The selected item is then inserted to the chosen location.
A combination of several Maya commands that have been saved to the shelf, hotkey, or marking menu. Macros are time-saving features that allow you to take repetitive tasks and combine them into a single button.
A saved set of instructions that users may create or edit to automate tasks within certain applications or systems. A Macro Virus is a malicious macro that a user may execute inadvertently and that may cause damage or replicate itself.
This is a program within a program which can carry out a preset complex function with the stroke of one or two keys. You can preset your name and address, for example, and then every time you need to use it, in a particular program, just hit the macro key that you already preset as your name and address, and it will be all printed out for you. Saves time
analogous to a computer program and consists of commands that are executed automatically one after the other. Macros are used to automate the performance of any repetitive. Microsoft Access – a major application in the Microsoft Office that is used to create and manage a database.
This usually refers to a means of executing a group of instructions within a program. Many programs offer the capability to put together macros so that you don't have to do the same group of repetitive instructions one by one. You can program the macro to do any number of instructions. Many programs allow you to extend the simple macro languages that they provide with other, more complex programming languages.
A sequence of pre-determined commands used to automate repetitive tasks. For instance, if you frequently use a function hidden deep inside the pull-down menu hierarchy of a program that supports keystroke macros, the only thing you should do is recording the necessary keystrokes, and assigning a shortcut key to play your macro. Some software applications such as Microsoft Office uses programming languages (in this case Visual Basic) to write advanced macros that go beyond simple keystroke recording.
A macro is a series of instructions designed to simplify repetitive tasks within a program such as Microsoft Word, Excel or Access. Macros execute when a user opens the associated file. Microsoft's latest macro programming language is simple to use, powerful, and not limited to Word documents. Macros are in mini-programs and can be infected by viruses. See Also: Macro Virus
a macro is a series of instructions that are designed to be performed automatically by a program such as Word, Excel or Access. These are in fact mini-programs, and as such may be infected by viruses. Documents, databases and spreadsheets are not programs and should therefore be free from the effects of viruses, but in each of these file types it is possible to insert virus-prone macros. Macro viruses, as their name suggests, therefore affect documents, databases and spreadsheets that incorporate these programs known as macros.
Series of keyboard, mouse actions, and/or other computer steps recorded to be run quickly and easily. Macros are commonly created for operations that are commonly performed on a computer. Using a macro allows a user to quickly perform an operation with a press of a key or the execution of a command.
Combination of individual instructions: Sequence of commands and processes or a combination of keys and mouse clicks that can be recorded and saved. If a macro is called, the recorded processes and actions are automatically worked through in the corresponding order. This is particularly effective if specific actions need to be performed frequently or are repetitive.
A macro is an abbreviation for a set of commands, so instead of typing a complicated sequence of commands you can simply type the macro's name. You can either think of macros as a new commands in their own right or as subroutines.
A stored set of keystrokes or instructions invoked by a single command or instruction. Macro implies substitution. Two examples are a keyboard macro and a spreadsheet macro. Once invoked, often with a single keystroke, the macro can save time and possible mistakes.
A set of actions that have been pre-defined in order to automate certain tasks. In the letter production procedure, a macro has been written which instructs Word to merge data into the letter texts. The macro performs automatically once initiated and can be left to run by itself.
A mini-program that, when run within an application, executes a series of predetermined keystrokes and commands to accomplish a specific task. Macros can automate tedious and often-repeated tasks or create special menus to speed data entry.
A recorded set of instructions for a frequently used or complex task. In most programs, you create a macro by telling the program to record your actions. You then name the macro or assign it to a keystroke combination. You can replay the macro at any time by selecting its name or by pressing the keystroke combination you assigned to it.
A set of keystrokes and instructions that are recorded, saved, and assigned to a shortcut key. When the key code is typed, the recorded keystrokes and instructions execute. Macros can simplify otherwise tedious day-to-day operations. Note: As with any programming language, these can be used maliciously. See Macro Virus
A QDCalc macro is an internal program - comprised of QDCalc routines and data - which can execute without user input of data. Macros have the advantage of executing complex operations with only a few key presses, etc. The terms script and macro can be used interchangeably; they refer to the state (macro = internal/unreadable script = external/text) rather than the concept.
An instruction (also called a macro instruction) for specifying an operation in a computer system or programming language, which when activated executes a prewritten sequence of instructions (i.e., a macro body) to perform that operation.
A file containing a sequence of THE commands. Macros can be written in REXX if a supported REXX interpreter is available. *** NOTE *** If REXX support is NOT enabled in THE, the first line of the THE macro file MUST contain the comment: /*NOREXX
(1) A simple user-written program that links a set of commands in order to carry out a particular repetitive task. (2) In SQL*Forms, a feature of a form that alters the operation of a function key. (3) An AOS/VS text file that is distinct from a .SQLscript, and is executed by the Command Line Interpreter. Macros usually have the filename extension .CLI.
A single instruction in a higher level language that results in a series of instructions in a lower level language. It is different from a subroutine, because a macro implies the sub-instructions are in a different language.
A text file containing a sequence of commands that can be executed as one command. Macros can be built to perform frequently used, as well as complex, operations. The ARC Macro Language ( AML) is used to create macros for ArcInfo.
interface: A series of commands, mouse movements, and keystrokes that are recorded and played back (actually, reenacted). Macros are used to automate complex or repetitive tasks. They are created typically by having the computer record a series of actions as you go through them (this is called a "watch me" macro) or by writing out instructions in a special programming language. The languages used for making macros are usually not as powerful as traditional programming languages, and so they are often called "scripting" languages, and the macros are called "scripts."
often-repeated sequence of actions which can be defined and named by the user of some applications software so that they can set the sequence going in one step by calling the macro up by name. Sometimes a macro can be programmed by example, storing the user’s actions as they occur.
(IEEE) In software engineering, a predefined sequence of computer instructions that is inserted into a program, usually during assembly or compilation, at each place that its corresponding macroinstruction appears in the program.
Another word for close-up photography, but specifically referring to taking pictures at or near life-size. Can be defined as a ratio; for example, a 1:2 ratio means that the image on film is half-life-size of the object in nature.
A type of lens and digital camera mode used for extreme close-up photography. A macro lens can focus on an object that is as close as 4 cm away. Most compact digital cameras have an integrated macro lens. It is offered as a separate lens on digital and film SLR cameras.
A function that allows the camera to capture a high resolution image even when the tip of the lens is very near the subject, and is used by naturalists, researchers and hobbyists to photograph small objects such as insects, flowers (Sample: www.geocities.com/doggie_zipp_2000/NorthBalwynMumsPetunas.jpg), coins, stamps and small animals (Sample: www.geocities.com/doggie_zipp_2000/Chippy7DaysOld.jpg). Many cameras have this function, though with varying degrees of efficacy. More specialized cameras can capture excellent images even when the tip of the lens is very near the subject. Citing an example, the Ricoh Caplio RR30 has a "1cm Macro” function that takes excellent photos even when the lens is 1 centimeter away from the subject
A macro lens is a lens which will produce a same size image on the film. For example, the image on 35mm film measures lxi .5" 50 a macro lens for 35mm should be able to focus down onto objects as small as lxi .5".
Macro photography is taking pictures at very close distances to capture small objects on film. A strict definition of Macro photography often requires a particular ratio of life size to sensor size (that is, how big the object actually is to how big it appears on the sensor), often 1:1. Thus objects are captured life size on the sensor. However more commonly, macro simply refers to the ability to focus on objects very close to the lens of the camera. I have a page describing macro techniques here
Macro is another word for extreme close-up photography. Not all cameras allow you to focus on objects that are very close but those with macro lenses let you get near smaller objects such as flowers for very detailed pictures. You are more prone to camera shake and blurring when focusing for an extreme close-up so a steady hand is essential.
A predefined set of cammands easily accessed and ready for use at the push of a button. Macros can be as simple as storing commonly used phrases so you don't need to type the same thing over and over again.
A sequence of predefined directives that the C preprocessor interprets at compile time. When the preprocessor encounters the macro name in the source code, the preprocessor substitutes the macro definition for it. QuickDraw GX provides macros for number format conversions.
A "macro" is a string which is recognized as a shorthand for another string. Wusage uses a report macro language to build its reports. These macros can be rewritten by the user in order to translate or otherwise customize the reports. See the Report Macro Language section for more information.
Macrosite An area that is comprised of a number of smaller tracked areas, often of various designations. The NADb record for a macrosite would normally contain composite, summary information (of a more general nature) for all the areas the macrosite contains. An example of a macrosite is the "Long Point Biosphere Reserve", which contains a number of ANSI's, ESA's, wetlands, parks and conservation areas.
Usually applied to the same system. Macro is the largest scale of a system, micro the smallest. For example, the ends of universe is macro, sub-atomic particles are micro. The tools of perception of each are usually different but similar, as with a telescope and a microscope.
If there's something that you do over and over again, you can make a "macro", which is a recording of your actions. You then assign a toolbar button or a key combination that will replay the recording. Say you frequently want to print just the current page of whichever document you're working on. You make a macro that goes "File Print Current Page OK". After that, you just have to click the button you've assigned to the macro and the page you're working on will be printed. Macros can be much more complicated than this example.
An XML script that defines a set of screens. Each screen includes a description of the screen, the actions to perform for that screen, and the screen or screens that can be presented after the actions are performed. Host Access records macros within an Integration Object.
An XML script that defines a set of screens. Each screen includes a description of the screen, the actions to perform for that screen, and the screen or screens that can be presented after the actions are performed. A macro can be specified as one of the actions to be taken when a host screen matches the screen recognition criteria of a screen customization.
In the context of hedge funds, a style of management that takes long-term strategic bets. For example, the manager might believe that the Yen will appreciate relative to the dollar over the next six months and alter the portfolio to capture this potential profit opportunity. Source