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Enter file path in macros, don't tab to disks, directories, and files 95LX 100/200LX

When creating a macro to open a file in an application, type out the full file path and name -- don't use the arrow keys to highlight the desired file.

Suppose you're creating a system macro to open the file A:\LETTERS\DO- C1.TXT in MEMO. At some point in the macro you could use the arrow keys to select the directory and the file in the Open File dialog screen. Let's say it's the third file in the second directory.

This macro would work fine until you added or deleted a directory or file that changed the position of either A:\LETTERS or DOC1.TXT. Then when you activated the macro, it would still go to the second directory and the third file in the Open File dialog box, which would no longer be DOC1.TXT.

The way around this is to key in the entire path and file name when you are creating the macro. When you press (MENU) File Open, The cursor is resting in the File to Open: box. Type in the entire path and file name (e.g. A:\LETTER\ DOC1.TXT) and press (F10) (OK).

Rich Hall Editor,

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