Automation for beginners - how to start using a macro software and make a macro
Automation for beginners
  • Repetitive actions in your daily work
  • How to automate repetitive actions
  • Make a macro once and use it for years
  • Creating macros with MouseRobot
MouseRobot basics: how to record mouse macro and keyboard macro, ways to execute macros
MouseRobot articles
  • Creating macros, recording mouse
  • Adding steps to the task
  • Working with graphic objects (windows, buttons, etc.)
  • Execute and stop a macro
Automating work with applications and documents, using Windows commands
MouseRobot articles
Windows command
  • Make a macro to automate work with programs and documents
  • How to launch and finish programs, open Web-pages, execute windows commands, send to print documents
  • How to use Windows commands
Working with user graphic interface in MouseRobot macro software
MouseRobot articles
Graphic objects
  • Make a macro to automate GUI programs
  • Selecting right objects on the screen
  • Using hotkeys in GUI-automation
  • Filling forms
Automate program using variables and functions
MouseRobot articles
Using variables
  • Make a macro with variables and build-in functions
  • How to set a variable in a macro, types of variables
  • Adding variables and functions into a macro
Files and directories
MouseRobot articles
Files and directories
  • Make a macro to automate work with files and directories
  • How to create, copy and delete, pack and unpack files, automate work with group of files and directories
  • Using "Files and directories" snippets
Automating complex tasks using VBScript
MouseRobot articles
Using VBScript
  • Integrated programming language VBScript
  • Make a macro with a "Program" step
  • Function "Evaluate" to get value of MouseRobot variables and "SetValue" to set MouseRobot variables
Automate document processing by a keyboard macro
MouseRobot articles
Document processing
  • Make macro to create new document based on previously created template
  • Starting applications and opening documents
  • Using dialogs for data entry
  • Replacing text and saving document in a macro
How to take a screenshot and open it for editing it with a macro
MouseRobot articles
Take a screenshot
  • Make a macro to take a screenshot
  • Taking a screenshot and opening it for editing in the MS Paint
  • Scheduling recorded macro to take a screenshot by single keypress
AutomationBox Tools - make a free macro to take screenshots
AutomationBox Tools articles
Taking screenshots
  • Using "abtcapture" and "abtscrshot" utilities
  • Commands to take a lot of screenshots cyclically
  • Just copy them to a file, save and use it
AutomationBox Tools - collecting information from web pages
AutomationBox Tools articles
Collecting information
  • Selecting the content of paragraphs, URL links and appending them to the end of the document
  • Example of using AutomationBox Tools
  • Just copy commands to a file, save and use

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I love MouseRobot! An actual macro style recorder that operates by function rather than by cursor location. This is way easier to use and understand than any other macro program.
Aitken Rendell, technical support consultant

I am web developer and typically I have a lot of programs open. With MouseRobot I can run the single script, and a few seconds later my work area is ready to go! This is amazing!
Phill Judd, web developer



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