Converting your basic format macro to the advanced format

You can easily convert your macro from the basic macro format to the advanced macro format, by selecting the Enable support for variables and arithmetic expressions check box on the Variables and Types tab of the macro properties in the VME or the Use Variables and Arithmetic Expressions in Macro check box on the Macro tab of the AME. As a result the Macro object does the following:
  • It enables all the advanced features for your macro.
  • It automatically converts, in all input fields where conversion is required, all the strings in your macro and all occurrences of the two special characters single quote (') and backslash (\) from their basic representations to their advanced representations.
That is, the Macro object will find all the strings in your macro and surround them with single quotes, and the Macro object will change all occurrences of ' and \ to \' and \\. Also, any operator characters will be treated as operators.