Pause Macro for User Input

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Pause Macro for User Input

Post by mafg1953 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:06 pm

Happy Thanksgiving!

I was wondering if it's possible to include a "Pause" option during Macro execution so that when you come to an effect that requires user input, like Noise Reduction, or Punch-Copy/Paste (and maybe more), the user can enter the required information and then resume the Macro?

Otherwise it may require two separate Macros to complete a process.

Not a big deal - just wondering.



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Re: Pause Macro for User Input

Post by steve » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:58 pm

Some Macro commands do pause for user input. For example there is a command "Open:" (which presents a standard dialog box where you can select either audio files, a list of files (.LOF) or an Audacity Project file to open). However, that defeats the point of Macros, which is to run a list of commands without additional user input. Most of the commands that require user input are excluded from the "Macros..." interface, but they are still available by manually editing the Macro ".txt" file. The full list of commands is here in the manual: ... rence.html
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