There are a number of macro actions that are unavailable at first, but easily accessible by enabling all actions to display in the catalog. These “unsafe” actions allow the macro to modify the structure of the database or work with external files. They can be a powerful addition to your macro repertoire, but need to be used with caution.
- When creating a new macro in the design window,…you might have noticed that we have this button…on the ribbon that says show all actions.…If you click on it, it doesn't look like anything has…happened here in the interface.…But, if you start to drill in to some of the actions…inside of the action catalog,…you'll start to see that we have a lot of new actions…that we can choose from.…And they all share this yellow triangle icon.…All of these actions with the yellow icon…will only function in a trusted database.…That means that if a user has not explicitly allowed…block content to run, these macro actions…will fail to run as intended.…
Users can trust a database by saving it into a folder…in their list of trusted locations,…or by clicking on the enable content button…on the yellow security warning bar…that appears when the database is first opened.…The reason that these actions will only run…in a trusted database is because they can all either…modify the structure of the database…or reach outside of the database…
- Creating multi-step macros
- Triggering macros
- Running macros at startup
- Adjusting the execution and flow of macros
- Troubleshooting macros