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'A Z-macro isn't itself run from the keyboard, but is called by a macroLÿ 'that is - macro Z (usually). There are two other macros with specialOÿ 'uses: X and Y. X marks your place in the worksheet and takes you to theNÿ
'Z-macro area. Y confirms the choice you point to, and gets you back toJÿ'your place. And then, any time and any place you run Z, Z runs the0ÿ'Z-macro you last confirmed for it with Y.Nÿ'You can run X, Y, Z...Z... as often as you like. And the only limit toOÿ'the number of Z-macros is the number of labeled ranges 1-2-3 can handle.Nÿ'That and the amount of memory on your system. In worksheet Z, Z-macrosMÿ'are numbered \0..\1..\2..\3..\4.. to suggest unlimited expansion. ButJÿ'you can give them any legal range names you like. (By the way, theMÿ'examples include a simple and effective toggle macro and a menu setup;%ÿ'menus are easy with Z-macros).Nÿ'The idea with Z-macros is you change macro Z on the fly so it can call,Kÿ'at different times, any routine in your Z-macro library. And here'sLÿ'something else: Z is the default. You can tie a Z-macro to any otherMÿ'letter (except X or Y), unless you want a regular macro to be the onlyÿ'one tied to that letter.Nÿ'When X marks your place and takes you to the Z-macro area, you point toOÿ 'the Z-macro you want. And run Y to confirm your choice. Y pauses untilLÿ!'EITHER you press [Enter] to indicate you want the Z-macro tied to theOÿ"'default, Z, OR you enter a letter, A through W, to have the Z-macro tiedÿ#'to that.Nÿ%'You can change the Z-macro tied to a letter any time you like. You canMÿ&'even rename regular macros to free up their letters and then tie them,Lÿ''as if they're Z-macros, to their original letters. That way they can5ÿ('share those letters dynamically with Z-macros.Nÿ*'If you're new to macros, worksheet Z is a good foundation to build yourMÿ+'macro library on. If you're a pro, you'll find it increases the powerLÿ,'and range of your existing library. Z and ZSTARTER were created withIÿ-'1-2-3 Release 1A, but of course they work under Release 2 as well.Nÿ/'ZSTARTER has all you need to get started with Z-macros, using worksheet"ÿ0'Z. Here's its second page:6ÿ3' Welcome to ZSTARTER and the idea of Z-macros.Nÿ5' A Z-macro is one of what can be a large number of macro routines thatEÿ6' are called by Z (by default). So when YOU run Z, Z runs IT./ÿ8' On the pages below, ZSTARTER shows you@ÿ:' How to load Z-macros into this worksheetLÿ<' How to check out the Z-macros, choose one and run it/ÿ>' How to create a Z-macroEÿ@' How to load Z-macros into any other worksheetIÿB' How to add regular macros to your Z-macro libraryGÿD' How to run regular macros and Z-macros togetherOÿE' [PgDn]...*ÿH'...and here's how ZSTARTER ends up:AÿK' 1-2-3 is a trademark of Lotus Corporation, Cambridge, MAMÿM'The coined word, Z-macro, is a trademark property of the publisher of ÿN'this material,DÿP' JUST DISCS #276A, P.O. Box 34069, Seattle, WA 98124-1069MÿR'Anyone may make and distribute free copies of this disk for personal LÿS'or business use, but no part of the material may be used in a productNÿT'that's sold - without written permission from the author and publisher.LÿU'Reasonable care must be taken to ensure that all copies are complete.NÿV'To get a warranted unmodified copy of the most recent version, send $15OÿW'to the publisher; or phone (206) 384-3660 from 10:00am to 2:00pm PacificLÿX'Time, and pay by VISA. (There's an additional $4 handling charge forLÿY'phone orders). As a paying customer you receive a disk, a money-backNÿZ'guarantee and a $5 credit note you can use as part payment for the nextCÿ['version...and a letter about that when it's ready to ship...Mÿ]'...that's it, except for a text file named READ.ME! you can call up onMÿ^'the screen outside of 1-2-3 by responding to the DOS prompt, A> (or B>Mÿ_'or whatever) with the command TYPE READ.ME! Or you can just give the Bÿ`'command GO to see the same stuff with built-in page breaks.Nÿb'JUST DISCS are interested in what you would like to see in ZSTARTER andOÿc'Z in the future, and in giving you credit for your suggestions. Detailsÿd'are in READ.ME!Lÿg'***The disk referred to contains worksheets ZSTARTER and Z as well asMÿh' the text file READ.ME! It's 5.25", DSDD, and runs under PC DOS 2.0Nÿi' (or 2.1). Phone JUST DISCS at (206) 384-3660 to order it and pay byMÿj' VISA. Or save the $4 handling charge for phone orders by sending aÿk' check for $15 toFÿm' JUST DISCS #276A, P.O. Box 34069, Seattle, WA 98124-1069