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macro

(mak′rō)
A set of instructions that invokes the computer to run a command or an action, e.g., pressing “Ctrl” + “i” to add italics to selected text.
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A menu is built around the various commands in the macro language, starting with [menucall xxx], where xxx is the location of the menu.
InterNotes Web Navigator takes full advantage of Notes Release 4's intelligent agent builder, the Notes macro language or LotusScript to automatically conduct searches and retrievals on the Web.
The software, called Alfie-It, is based on a custom macro language. Based on his experience at CMD and its Eagle Div, Mr Evans has created this software to help monitor machine tools and send messages to operators regarding their performance.
IBM is perhaps the most important antagonist: The latest and most persuasive positioning for OS/2 is as an integrating platform for individual DOS and Windows applications, with non-Microsoft programming tools Borland's C++, and IBMIS mainframe REXX macro language) as the glue that holds everything together.
Next to WordPerfect's macro language, PC-Write's key recording function is pretty skimpy.
There are currently 25,000 users of BRIEF, "The Programmer's Editor," which has a macro language that enables users to customize the editor for any PC keyboard configuration, prompt command, indenting style, or special feature required.
A macro language can be used to produce special macro commands and symbols.
The macro language continues to be enhanced with the addition of new commands that make it increasingly powerful for those spending time to learn the language and apply it in complex situations.
Its software platform for industrial applications features open architecture and macro language that allow user-defined analytical models, measurement strategies, and automated reporting.
Excel's macro language is believed to be the most powerful available in the DOS environment.