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Macros Versus Scripting

Macros Versus Scripting

While some folks use the terms “macro” and “script” interchangeably, they're very different critters. Let's take a quick look at how macros and scripting are similar and different.

Macros

Let's just get one thing perfectly clear: If you don't own and use a copy of QuicKeys, you're just not being efficient in your work. QuicKeys (there are versions for both the Macintosh and Windows) lets you create macros to tell QuarkXPress—and any other program or utility you use, including the Finder—what to do. A macro can be an action or sequence of actions. It can be triggered by a keystroke, by the time of day, or by selecting it from a menu.


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