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The setting that controls the overall box resulting actions of a Macro is Box Action.


Leave Alone

The Leave Alone default setting does nothing to the textbox that contains the current Macro token.


The Delete setting deletes the current textbox.

Group delete

Group delete will also delete all objects (not only text boxes) which are grouped to the current textbox.

Delete Layer

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Deletes all the objects that are located in the same layer and the same page as the textbox containing the source Macro Token (this does not delete the layer, just the objects located on it).

Delete Page

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Deletes the page of the textbox containing the source Macro Token (this deletes the actual document page, not only the objects on it).


For testing testing/debugging purposes, you can use the Keep Pages diary generation option to delete all objects on the page, and leave a marker that the page is to be deleted, instead of deleting the actual page.

Modify Box

These options are used to modify the box attributes of textboxes, such as background color and shade, as well as frame color, thickness and style.


This group of options also appears in the saras advanced change actions and the current month and current week minicalendar options.

Modify Text in Box

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Using the Modify Text in Box option is used to modify the text attributes of textboxes, such as the number of columns, the gutter width, the vertical alignment, the first baseline alignment, and the text inset, as shown in the screenshot on the right.

Change to Picture Box

Using the Change to PictureBox option displays the picturebox alignment editor, shown on the right, and which is used to specify the position, scale and other options, related to replacing the current textbox (the one where the macro token was located) by a picture box and inserting into it the graphics file whose full path name is determined by the value of sRESULT.


See also: text actions, text style actions, paragraph actions, and nResult actions.