PhraseExpress can simulate keystrokes to control programs:
For advanced automation tasks check out our automation solution "Macro Recorder".
Above example outputs "jondoe", followed by the TAB-key, the text "password" and the ENTER-key. This is useful to automate the login procedure at website logins.
CTRL, ALT, SHIFT, SPACE, BKSP, TAB, BREAK, DEL, LEFT, RIGHT, UP, DOWN, ENTER, ESC, NUMPAD0, NUMPAD1, NUMPAD2, NUMPAD3, NUMPAD4, NUMPAD5, NUMPAD6, NUMPAD7, NUMPAD8, NUMPAD9, MULTIPLY, ADD, SEPARATOR, SUBTRACT, DECIMAL, DIVIDE, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12, F13, F14, F15, F16, INS, HOME, END, PGDN, PGUP, PRTSC, SCROLLLOCK, NUMLOCK, CAPSLOCK, LWIN, RWIN, NONE
This macro function inserts one of the specified texts by random:
Click the folder icon to select an existing phrase of your library.
Right-click into the input box to add macro functions.
This macro function outputs a random integer number between 0 and the specified maximum value.
An offset can be added by using the calculation macro.
Macro function "" pastes the specified file to the target application by using the clipboard.
This is useful to attach a file to an open email message window.
You may need to add a delay to give the mail application some time to process the data.
Mail program "Thunderbird" doesn't seem to accept file attachments provided by the clipboard.
This macro function opens a windows with the specified text and configured OK/Cancel or Yes/No buttons:
This macro function shows a clickable notification with the specified text near the Windows system tray:
Notifications must be enabled for PhraseExpress in Windows 10 settings under "".
This macro function outputs the character specified by the three-digit character code just as you would when using the ALT-key while entering the three-digit character code on the extended number block.
Example: The copyright-symbol © can be pasted by using the macro with the code 169.
The MS Windows utility Charmap provides an overview of the special characters including their code.
Set cursor position
This macro function places the cursor to the macro position within a phrase after insertion of that phrase.
This macro only works for phrases without text formatting that are pasted using the key-by-key paste method. The cursor position can be affected by other macros as they can alter the offset from the beginning of the phrase contents.
The Microsoft Windows text suggestion feature makes the PhraseExpress cursor positioning macro very slow. Solution: Disable text suggestions in the .
Output to file
This macro function saves the specified text contents into a .txt/.rtf/.doc file.
This macro function requires a local Microsoft Word installation.
PhraseExpress must have file write permissions for the defined storage location.