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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

> Monographs / MJ Update

I put the latest suite on our five student machines. One student, Katharina, started working with the general invoice macro so that's a start. I sent message to unit staff to go to the suites page and get the latest file. Have yet to do a demo for them; trying to get with them in small groups or one on one if necessary. Have not received any requests for additional macros.

Will systematically begin to write documentation this week. Remarks in the script are put there as I create them. This is very important for all of you! Also have standard notes in the notes tab of the properties a given macro.

aleph modules:
macro components: (submacro listing)
variable list: <<< personally feel this is important
assumptions: certain window open or up, etc. (if any)

Some sort of standard documentation is something we should probably all talk about. I'm not sure if the previous scheme discussed in the Guidelines/Best Practices is still valid.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

> Dream Team Update

The Macro Express DREAM team includes:
Jason Fleming;
Michael Jay;
Douglas Smith;
Jody Hewitt;
Matthew Daley;
Adrian Zeck

All members of the team now have Macro Express.

Some macros have been documented but we have a long way to go.
Some work is being done on the SWIKI but at present it is an update of what is available on the blog and the macro express home page. The blog is being used as a place for macro developers to share code and give updates on the progress of their unit suites.

Cataloging: the cataloging macro has been made available to staff via the network. Staff macros will be updated as they are created using this model.