Macros & Scripting

Can you talk a little bit about macros and scripting?
Can you mention the example of instead of copy & paste, how you have other opportunities?
So it doesn't have to be copy & paste, it can be copy & replace?
Answer: ...We found it extremely valuable to have the flexible capability to actually write scripts that are like a programing language and is easy for any user to learn because the actual operations we did (jumping, moving, going to, searching etc.) all have verbs and nouns in our command language so that you could easily build them up into a sequence that you could do a process to lump them together under a named operation...
Notes: A macro and a script is a grouped set of commands, often used to automate repetitive tasks.

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.au 11.127 khz 16 bits mono with µLaw 2;1 compression.

Originally recorded on an Apple Macintosh PowerBook using a SONY ECM-T145 condenser microphone and Adobe Premiere audio/video editing software. The original recording was saved as a QuickTime file at 22 mhz, 16 bits with no compression.
Due to Doug's characteristically low voice it was then imported into a Premiere project where the volume was raised in the project timeline three times (no filter) and saved as a QuickTime movie.
The document was then finally imported into Apple's QuickTime Player and exported as .au at 11.127 khz, 16 bits mono with µLaw 2;1 compression resulting in the version playing here.

Recorded: Session 2. 7/25/2000. Interviewed at Dr. Engelbarts residence in Atherton, California, late in the evening by Frode Hegland @.


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