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Macros that label things.

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Toasty42 posted on 07-19-2009 7:16 PM
Long, boring tech just now, so I'm firing away with the questions:

I'm trying to make a macro that labels things. Let's say it wants to label the present cue as "blackout". I've tried to 'learn' it, and I've tried to 'edit' it in. When in 'learn' none of the content of the label makes it into the macro. When in 'edit' every character of the label has a space after it so it comes out as "b l a c k o u t".

Not a huge deal, as it's probably good for blackout cues to stand out anyway, but I was wondering if there's something I'm doing wrong.

Stephen Graham
Seattle, wa

P.S.: sorry for the formatting of this post. Doing it from my phone. I'll have to figure that out.

P.P.S.: Fixed my formatting. Haha.

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Go into the Macro editior (Macro Macro) select the macro or create it. Edit the macro to say Label, then hit SCROLL LOCK on your external keyboard and start typing. Hit MACRO_WAIT then enter.

Hope this helps



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Anthony Aston

The Birmingham REP Theatre

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That does not work for me. I am running an Eos with OS 1.9 patch 0.0


Light Board Operator - The Joyce Theater


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To lable things with a macro try the MACRO_WAIT after every letter. For example if you want to lable something with "Blue" make:

Name BMacro_Wait*

Name lMacro_Wait*

Name uMacro_Wait*

Name eMacro_Wait*


You don`t need to execute the macro in foreground mode.

I hope i could help, have fun,




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I'm running the latest software and I can't seem to get this work round to work.

Am I doing something wrong or is this still to be resolved?


The Royal Court, England

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It works at least with my ION and the latest offline version of the software. Did you put an Enter after every line in the macro?

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Indeed I forgot to put the [Enter] after each line.

It works all fine now. Thanks very much.


The Royal Court, England

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