Running Macros

Macros supplied with jEdit, as well as macros that you record or write, are displayed under the Macros menu in a hierarchical structure. The jEdit installation includes about 30 macros divided into several major categories. Each category corresponds to a nested submenu under the Macros menu. An index of these macros containing short descriptions and usage notes is found in Appendix F, Macros Included With jEdit.

To run a macro, choose the Macros menu, navigate through the hierarchy of submenus, and select the name of the macro to execute. You can also assign execution of a particular macro to a keyboard shortcut, toolbar button or context menu using the Macro Shortcuts, Tool Bar or Context Menu panes of the Utilities>Options dialog; see the section called “The Global Options Dialog Box”.