Macros - automatic data entry

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Some of your expenses are probably identical (or nearly so) at regular  intervals; perhaps the most obvious example being all those payroll deductions your employer makes for you. Rather than making a number of individual entries each time you get a paycheck, you can make a Macro File which will do most of that repetitive work for you.
 
Easy Money macro files are actually small data files which are created and edited almost exactly the same way as the main data. To get started, click the menu item Macro, Create / Edit Macro. Type a descriptive name in the File Name box, and click Open.
 

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The main display screen will shift to a yellow background. To add an item to the file, click the New button (or press F2 or INSERT) as usual.
 
Note - the date selection is irrelevant during macro edit because macro items are given a new date each time the macro is run (the date created is not used).
 
Once you have all the items you want included, select the menu item: Macro, Quit Macro Edit to return to normal operation.
 
Test your new macro by selecting the menu item: Macro, Play a Macro. Select the file you just created and click Open. A small date selection box will come up - get the date right and then click OK.
 
Review the newly displayed records to make sure they are correct. If you need to make changes, select the menu item: Macro, Create / Edit Macro and pick the same file. Make your changes and quit.
 
Since macro files really are small data files, you may use the deleted record purge, restore, and internal backup items with them,  just like with a normal data file.