7.3 Inserting Special Macro Commands

You can pause a macro recording and insert special macro functions into the script. The following types of special macro functions are included:

  • Wait functions cause the macro to wait until specified host conditions are met before resuming (specific text appears, host is ready, a specified number of seconds has elapsed, the cursor is positioned at a specified row and column, the cursor moves up, down, left, or right a specified amount). Wait functions are useful in macros that require the host to do time-consuming processing.

  • Moving cursor position moves the cursor to a new position on the host screen.

  • Entering text pauses the macro and displays a text prompt. When responded to, the macro resumes.