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1 This work is subject to the terms of a Creative Commons LicenseCreative Commons License Using macros with Vision Brad Cheek

2 Plan What are macros? Why are they useful? What software do I need? Pitfalls and problems Using macros in practice Principles Designing a macro Demonstration of my macro system

3 What are macros?

4 Why are they useful? Speeds up data entry Less use of computer during the consultation Saves time Accuracy of data entry More complete data entry Avoid boring repetitive tasks

5 What do I need? A macro recorder and player Keyboard express Macro express Some time to fiddle about

6 Differences between: General InformationKeyboard ExpressMacro Express Price$24.95$39.95 Web Pagewww.keyboardexpress.comwww.macros.com

7 Differences between:

8 Pitfalls and problems Macros are only as good as your programming! Getting it to work can be frustrating Sometimes Vision doesn’t respond in the same way in identical situations

9 Using macros in practice Principles Set up consultation manager carefully Have an overview of what you want to do Choose shortkeys carefully Use a key chart for the keyboard Develop a help file

10 Some design options System tray Popup windows Floating windows

11 Using macros in practice Designing a macro Plan it out first (on paper) Use a stepwise approach Error check as you go

12 Some macros - key charts

13 Some macros in Vision macros\vision_clinical.mex macros\helpfiles\clinical macros helpfile.htm macros\vision_admin.mex macros\helpfiles\admin macros helpfile.htm

14 Creating an example macro

15 www.gp-training.net/it Vision resources – macros and helpfiles


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