Evaluate on or off with macro


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See pic,  I did not realize this but the EVALUATE box must be unchecked if I want to edit the macro.

 

 Is this true?

 

This is the first time I have noticed I needed to do this...

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Joe_Carrick said:

I can edit with or without that box checked.  Maybe it's just a bug in the MAC version.

 

Let me be clearer,  the macro tab is light,  when I deselect evaluate,  the macro tab becomes dark and I can then select a macro.

 

I can edit the macro itself but not the option to insert a macro (that thing in top right corner.

 

It might be a. MAC thing or I never noticed.

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In my experience the macros work differently with evaluate vs non-evaluate mode.

Not sure where in the manual it is disclosed...

 

When evaluate is not checked macross have access to globals, try creating macro "test"... and place 

%view.name%, appears to be executing global replacement and concatenation.

 

If I switch to evaluate mode I get the error:  "unknown type of %string %view.name%"... 

Ruby engine is used to evaluate....

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, dshall said:

I can edit the macro itself but not the option to insert a macro (that thing in top right corner.

OK, I understand.  It's the same with Windows.  

IMO this is a bug in the software but it may be there to prevent execution of the macro while in edit mode.

 

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