Sample Actions tab

The Actions tab on the Screens tab of the Macro Editor allows you to create and edit actions. When you create an action in the Actions tab, the Macro Editor inserts the new action into the <actions> element of the currently selected screen. Figure 1 shows a sample Actions tab:
Figure 1. Actions tab
In the figure above, the Screens tab of the Macro Editor is selected. The name of the currently selected screen, Screen1, is displayed in the Screen Name field at the top of the Screens tab. Below the Screen Name field are the General, Description, and Actions subtabs. The Actions tab is selected.

As you look at the Actions tab in the figure above, you can see that, like the Description tab, it has an upper area and a lower area.

The upper area contains controls that operate on a single action element considered as a whole. In particular, the Action listbox situated in the upper left corner of the Actions tab contains the name of the currently selected action. In the figure above, there is no currently selected action, because no action has been created yet.

The lower area of the Actions tab displays the contents of the currently selected action, if any. If the currently selected descriptor is an Input action, then the lower area of the Actions tab presents the contents appropriate to that type of action. If the user creates or selects another type of action, such as an Extract action, then the lower area presents the contents appropriate to an Extract action.