Category : Lotus and other Spreadsheets
Archive   : ZMACROS.ZIP

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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 

  3 Responses to “Category : Lotus and other Spreadsheets
Archive   : ZMACROS.ZIP

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: