Macro Express at the UF Smathers Libraries

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Thursday, December 22, 2005

> analytics LKR field - testing

On the macro referred to on November 9th:

Todd and I are debugging and testing this 13 module macro. Too long to describe here but essentially the difficulty is with accounting for several varying conditions. Is this a primary (parent) record or secondary (child)? Is this the first pass at this record? Is this an ITM type of link or not? That's approximately eight different paths to handle. We're almost there.

One interesting technique we're using is a combination of using the "text mode," with a line-by-line search routine I wrote. We discovered that the text mode is problematic when encountering multiple occurrences of a given tag, e.g., TKR.

> close current bib window - catalog module

This seems to be a candidate for the basic macros suite. I found myself writing the same few lines of code over and over and finally made little modules for close, maximize, minimize. See below (comments and overal playback speed omitted):

Text Type: <altd>
Text Type: -
Text Type: <altu>
Delay 25 Milliseconds
Text Type: c
Delay 25 Milliseconds
Macro Return