Review and Install Macros from within OneNote

April 17, 2017
With an update today, it becomes much easier to look at the details of macros from Macroland and try and install them. Previously, if you wanted to try a macro to see what it does or look at its code, you would need to download the macro as a .onetastic file from Macroland website and then open the downloaded file and install into OneNote following several prompts. The whole process required 7 or 8 clicks. And then if you don't like it you would need to delete the macro. Also there was no way to read details of a macro from within OneNote, you would need to go to the website.

With today's update, when you select a macro from Download Macros button, it will display the details of the macro in a window right inside OneNote:

Macro Page

From here you can install the macro with a single click on . You can also try the macro without installing by clicking on . This will download and execute the macro once but won't add it to your list of macros. It will be useful if you just want to see what it does and not necessarily want to install it. Similarly you can click on to open this macro in Macro Editor, which will again not install it. You can inspect the code there and if you want to install it then you can just save.

New Macros

Several new macros have been added to Macroland since the last update. Check them out:

Content Map in Current Section

Add a compact, mind map style TOC tree at the top of the current section. The tree contains all section pages and up three levels of headings per page. The connector lines between nodes are 'drawn' using special glyphs from a monospace font. To minimize user interaction, no UI is displayed.

Content Map in Current Page

Add a compact, mind map style TOC tree to the top of the current page. The table of contens is limited to 3 levels. The connector lines between nodes are 'drawn' using special glyphs from a monospace font. To minimize user interaction, no UI is displayed.

Create pages from list of titles

Creates pages in the current section from a given list of titles separated by semicolon (;)

Sample Insert Text

A sample macro to demonstrate how to insert text at the current position

Add Author to Title

Modifies the page title to append the author's name

Custom Rule Lines

Set spacing and color of grid lines to any value.

New Meeting

Insert a small string of text with an automatic date & author. Ideal to start a new meeting.

Set Left = 0

Sets container(s) Left = 0

Comments

Name
Comment
JBM - 2017-06-12
Dear Omer: Hope all is well. The macro appears to work very well--with many more options that just superscript. Thanks for your kind attention to my question.  This will help me with my use of OneNote.
Best wishes,
--Joe
Omer Atay - 2017-06-11
JBM: Uploaded a new macro named "Format Numbers". Find it at: https://getonetastic.com/macroland&id=C8AD3E1D2BA44AD18E0CEDA2E3DEA669
JBM - 2017-05-31
Thanks Omer (if I may).  I think that would do it.
best,
--Joe

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