RE: Windows 98 the culprit?

Subject: RE: Windows 98 the culprit?
From: Darren Barefoot <Darren -dot- Barefoot -at- capeclear -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 09:31:12 +0100


Forgive me if you already know all this:

When you click Record a Macro, a dialog box should appear where you name the
macro and can set up shortcuts, identify its location, etc. Anyhow, once you
click OK in that dialog box, it dissappears and a very small dialog box
appears that only displays two buttons (Stop Recording and Pause Recording).
Note that this dialog box is resizable, so it's possible that it's only
displaying the one button for you. You are now in "record macro" mode, and
any actions that you undertake will be recorded as part of the macro. When
you're done, you click the Stop Recording button in the dialog box to return
to "normal" mode.

Is that what is happening on your machine? If so, then it's acting the way
it should. By the way, you can see the Stop Recording button I refer to and
get a better written procedure by searching for the topic "Record a Macro in
Word" in the Word 2000 help system.

I've run this on Windows 98 without a problem, so I doubt it's a bug--it may
be some manner of intended-window-sizing functionality, but I doubt it. Hope
that helps. DB.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Annamarie Pluhar [mailto:apluhar -at- idd-solutions -dot- com]


> Maybe someone knows how to fix this problem.
> If I want to record a macro (Tools/Macros/Record a Macro...) I get
> the dialogue box as a little tiny square. Only the stop button
> displays and of course the box for closing the dialogue box. This
> happens in both PPT and Word. (haven't looked at Excel )
> I have the same problem - that just showed up - for the application
> that connects me to my DSL line. Fortunately I can hit "enter" and it
> connects, but there should be a large dialogue box there.
> So I'm thinking that this is a Windows 98 problem. I don't even know
> what to call the problem.. I've tried opening the boxes with the
> mouse - that doesn't work. Are there keyboard commands I could try to
> bring the box back? It's a consistent problem. I only just realized
> that the reason I haven't been able to record a macro is because I
> don't have all the commands available. Help would be greatly
> appreciated.


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