How do I create and send an email with a single hot key?

1. Click the <Add> button and a wizard will guide you through the steps. 

2. You will be asked by the wizard for the type of macro you want to create.  Choose "Remember mouse and keyboard events."

3. First choose how you will launch the macro. See the window below.

4a. If you choose "Press a hot key"  you will see the window below.

Make sure that the cursor is blinking in the field.  Then strike the key(s) that you will use to run your new macro.  We recommend that you choose key combinations like <Ctrl+B>, or <Shift+F8>, etc.   If you choose keys like <E> or <0>, this could interfere with the way you use your other software.  For example, if you are using a word processor and you type

"Every good boy does fine"

and you have a macro set up for the <E> key, then your 'E' macro would run instead of the 'E' appearing in your word processor's window.

4b. If you choose "Use Type-A-Macro" to launch a macro you will see the window below.

This is where you type the keysequence you want to use to launch your macro.   Be sure you use a key sequence that you won't use very much in another program.  For example, typing "ing" will appear in a lot of words you type.  It would not be a good candidate for a Type-A-Macro key sequence.  Something like "nP" would be very handy since you won't be mixing a lowercase n and capital P very often.  Mixing capitalization is a handy trick.

4c. If you choose "Wait for a certain window to appear..." you will see the window below.

You can type all or part of the title of a window you will be setting up this macro to watch for.  For example if you enter  'Notepad', this macro will launch  when the Notepad program starts.

5. You now see the "Record a macro" window.  See the window below.

6. Click the <Create/Edit>.  The window below will appear.

On the list at the right, double click on Send Email.  The window below will appear.

At this point you have a choice.  You can have the macro simply start up your email program, create a new emai, and fill in the email address to send it to when you choose "Start my email program".

Or if you know what you want the email to say (note that the email will be the same thing every time you run the macro) choose "Automatically send an email".  Then fill in the fields listed.    And type the email body in the large box.

Note: You will need to have set up your mail server in File..Preferences..Program window.

7. After you click the <Next> button, you can enter a description for this macro.  This will help you to remember what this macro does when you come back to it later.