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Invoke macro from Webpage?

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:24 am
by michaelgb
Is it possible to

1) download a macro to a local machine which can then
2) be invoked by clicking a link on a webpage?

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:52 am
by Tech Support
Hi,

Please see our online user guide for how to start a macro from a webpage:

http://www.iopus.com/imacros/help/start ... ebpage.htm

What you are looking for should be possible.

Daniel Kerr
iOpus Support

Thanks for note...quick follow-up

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:23 pm
by michaelgb
thanks a lot for the quick response!

A question: the page you referrred to says

"In this example, iMacros needs to be installed locally. It will run on the client. This is contract to the ASP example, where iMacros runs on the server (invisible to the user). "

Does this mean that the macro somehow runs "visibible" to the user IF its invoked from a webpage?

What I want to do is
1) have user click on a link on a page
2) that starts the macro
3) open a "status" page
4) the macro does its thing
5) the macro updates the status page once it's gone through one loop

and to have the macro basically run invisible to the user.

Is what I described possible, or difficulty? When the user clicks on the link will they get some kind of "warning" that the macro is starting and be asked to approve it to run (e.g., like that active x warning I constantly get on other sites).

Thanks again. I just bought this last night and haven't had a chance to use it, but it looks very cool!

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:18 pm
by Tech Support
Hi,

Thanks for highlighting an interesting spelling mistake in the user manual! This should of course read "...is contrary to the ASP example,..."

So the example given starts a macro on the client PC, and hence requires a local installation. In the ASP example the macro runs on the server, and hence the client does not require an iMacros installation.

The macro is running on the server not on the client PC so no warning should be generated.

Daniel Kerr
iOpus Support