You can create a Macro Script to Type Text Sentences read from a Unicode Text File onto Active Application Window with Type Data from File Macro Action. Here there are few things to note and take care and hence please do read the whole post to get this functionality working right first time. To get started, you would need to ensure all of the given below things are done:
- Arrange a .txt File saved in Unicode File Format.
- Open Settings of Auto Mouse Click Software and ensure that the Keyboard Automation Mode is set to Normal.
- Text Sentences typed by the Auto Mouse Click Application are read on a Line by Line basis. A Line is considered complete when it encounters Carriage Return.
Let’s get Started and arrange everything required to Let this Software read data from a Unicode Text File and type it onto an Active Application Window which accepts Keystrokes. To get started, first let’s add a Type Data from File Action to a Macro Script and review the information box as displayed in the screenshot below.
As displayed in the information box above, we need to provide the file path of a Unicode Text File to the Macro Action. A Unicode Text File is a simple Text File with .txt extension, but can contain Non-English Characters. Most Text Editors like Notepad etc allows you to save a Text File in Unicode File Formats. The File Format Selection offered by Notepad is when the File Path is Selected and is displayed in the screenshot below
Once you do have a Unicode Text File, you are ready to move onto next step and it is to tell the Type Data from File Action about the file path of the Unicode Text File. Double Click on the Type Data from File and select the Unicode Text File. After a Confirmation Screen, the Unicode Text File Path will be loaded as Comment for the selected Action.
Ensure Keyboard Simulation Method is configured to support Non-English Characters
Keyboard Simulation supported by this Keyboard Automation Software is in two forms. The first one is default mode which allows only English Characters and the other mode of Unicode mode. To confirm the current Keyboard Simulation Mode, Right Click on the Software and Click on Settings to view the current Keyboard Simulation Mode.
The above Screenshot displays the Type Data from File Action added to the Script with Unicode Text File Path in Comment field. The Screenshot also displays how you can launch Settings from the Right Click Menu to view current Keyboard Simulation Mode. We need to change / verify that the current Keyboard Simulation Mode is set to support Unicode Characters or else it will type garbage text.
Now we are all set to go and use our Type Data from File Macro Action. When a Script containing Type Data from Line is executed, the Action will read one line from the Unicode Text File and will type it onto active application window. When the Type Data from File Action is executed again from the same script, it will read next line from the Unicode Text file and will type the line read from the file onto active application window.
When this Macro Action execution is repeated from a Script Execution, it reads next line of data from the File. You can use Repeat Count of a Macro Action ( to Repeat Execution of a single Macro Action ) or of whole Script to sequentially read Text Sentences from File and type onto active Application Window. In case you do not want Dynamic Text Typing, you can use Text Typing Macro Action which types Text specified in the Comment field.