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What is a Macro?

One of the primary purposes of computers is to simplify and make our lives and jobs easier. They can and do. However, what if we could simplify our use of the computer and alleviate tedious computer tasks? We would of course be even more productive!

A macro is a way to automate a task that you perform repeatedly or on a regular basis. It is a series of commands and actions that can be stored and run whenever you need to perform the task. You can record or build a macro, and then play the macro to automatically repeat the series of commands or actions.

A macro is a set of commands that can be played back at will to perform a given task. These tasks can be something simple from inserting your name and address into a word processor to something more complex such as launching a program, copying data from it, activating another program, pasting the data into it and repeating this several times. Tasks performed by macros are typically repetitive in nature allowing significant savings in time by executing the macro instead of manually repeating the commands.