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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.

macro,

pref a prefix meaning excessively large or big.
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All that's required to start programming is to turn on the built-in VBA Macro Recorder.
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