Command Menu

The Command Menu of the Add Glossary Entry window enables you to embed commands in glossary Phrase Entries:

Command Menu

There are two types of commands:

In a glossary Phrase Entry you can chain several commands that are executed sequentially when you expand the entry. The following example shows how commands can be chained to execute a Microsoft Word macro:

        {command}{Alt F8}{Wait}200{/Wait}macro1{Enter}_

When you expand this Phrase Entry Long form, Instant Text executes the commands sequentially as follows:

With this expansion, Instant Text has exactly reproduced the steps that you would do manually.

Keystroke commands

The syntax of keystroke commands is very similar to what is used in many macro languages. For example, you can write keystroke commands such as {F10} and {Backspace}. There is no need to memorize the syntax. The Command Menu offers you several different ways to embed keystrokes in your glossary entry:

Keystroke commands allow you to use all the shortcuts of a Client Application: note that when linked to a Client Application certain keyboard shortcuts you type are preempted by Instant Text for certain actions in Instant Text. However, these keyboard shortcuts are never preempted when they are part of a command expansion. For example, when you type Alt+= Instant Text opens the Add Glossary Entry window. However, when you expand an entry containing the keystroke command {Alt =} Instant Text will then let your Client Application interpret the keyboard shortcut.

Action commands

The various action commands are categorized in submenus of the Command Menu: