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Windows 7: How do i make what i think is called a macro?

20 Apr 2013   #1
frankweller

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
How do i make what i think is called a macro?

I have a question about what I think is a macro, but it could be something else. What I want to do is - every time I open any .zip file, I would like a specific text file to open as well. Is there a way to do this in Windows 7 Ult x64? Either with third party software or something built into the OS? Again, i'm not sure if this is a macro thing or something else. Any help on this topic would be grateful. Thank you guys


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20 Apr 2013   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're on the right track. A macro is usually associated with an Office program, eg, Word, to do repetitive tasks with a single click. Macros demystified: What they are and why to use them - Support - Office.com

Someone may be able to write a batch (.bat file) that can do it however.
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20 Apr 2013   #3
frankweller

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

awesome, thanks. that page makes sense. i'm going look into batch files now. any other tips you can think of, please let me know.
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20 Apr 2013   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I have asked for help from other gurus, some of which are code writers, give them some time and one should help you.
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20 Apr 2013   #5
frankweller

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

that would be awesome. I've heard the basics and think i understand how i would write it. But then to compile it to an .exe, i'm not understanding that yet. To the forums...
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21 Apr 2013   #6
x BlueRobot

 

I was learning to write Batch files at one point, here's some of the websites I found useful:How to make a .bat into a .exe file - How to make a bat executable?
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