You can use macros in Contributor to automate frequently used commands or processes. After you record a macro, you can play it back to perform all of the steps in the macro with a single action. You can also assign a shortcut to the macro
Following are the primary tasks that you can perform when using macros:
- Record Macros For most tasks that apply to the XML Editor, you can record macros to use in your Contributor files.
See Recording Macros.
- Play Back Macros You can use, or play back, macros you have recorded. This applies them to content in your Contributor files.
See Playing Back Macros.
- Manage Macros You can rename macros and delete those that you no longer need. You can also assign shortcuts to macros.
See Managing Macros.
Note: Macros are saved to the AppData\Roaming\MadCap Software\Contributor\Macros folder on your computer, so you can access them from any project you open on your computer.
If you want to share macros with other members of your team, you can send them the Macros file (in the Macros folder). If you have also added shortcuts that you want to share, you can send the Commands_3.mccmds file (in the AppData\Roaming\MadCap Software\Contributor folder). They can add these files to their AppData folder to use your macros or shortcuts.