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running applications through batch files

Hi, what is the command i need to run applications using a batch file. Specifically, I'd like to open this software and run several sub-programs within the software. Is there a book where I can look this up?
Thanks, Sophie.

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That's a vague requirement, but in short... If you want WORD to run and then OUTLOOK, put this into a batch file. Since you know to use notepad and what to name the file, I won't offer that information.


WINWORD
OUTLOOK

That's it. Hope it helps.

Bob

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Thanks, actually, I was looking at how can I track of the particular actions performed within a software. For instance, if I were to open a custom-made software, open up a GUI and right click on an object to select one of the menu options, is there a way I can put all this down in a batch file so I won't have to repeat this series of actions over and over again?

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"I was looking at how can I track of the particular actions performed within a software. For instance, if I were to open a custom-made software, open up a GUI and right click on an object to select one of the menu options, is there a way I can put all this down in a batch file so I won't have to repeat this series of actions over and over again?"

I've written such in Visual Basic and the Sendkey() function. If you program, then you could do that. If you don't, then look to Windows Macro programs. I do not use such since I can write code.

Bob

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