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AutoMate Pro

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Type of Program: Automation
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/NT
Company Name: Unisyn Software, LLC
Version: 3.8d
Price: free to try/ $179.95
Installed size: 6.15M


Take all the task-scheduling power and versatility of the standard AutoMate, and add a Visual Basic for Applications-compliant Scripting capability, and you have AutoMate Pro. And if you've used the scripting facilities of MS Excel, MS Word, or Crosstalk for Windows, you'll feel right at home with Automate's scripting process. (Also see the review of AutoMate, here at SharewareJunkies.Com, for more information on that product)

This scripting function unique to AutoMate Pro, called "Run a Script," is added to the standard AutoMate's Macro Builder. With the addition of the scripting option, you can make decisions during a procedure. A new "Wait for Windows" feature allows you to pause for a certain window to appear before the procedure is allowed to continue. You have full control of file I/O, case structures, OLE Automation, Winsock (Internet), .dll support, plus the power of the entire Windows API set and Boolean logic. AutoMate Pro has a built-in editor and IDE with Visual Basic style context help. So with AutoMate, you have a custom user-dialog editor, making possible any custom AutoMate-oriented commands to suit your needs. The automation possibilities with AutoMate Pro's seamlessly integrated scripting engine are endless. The product is free to try for 30 days. Upon purchase and registration, select the "Pro" option on the product registration window. Users of the standard AutoMate may upgrade to AutoMate Pro for $119.95; details for purchase and upgrades can be obtained at the product web site.

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Reviewed by Bobbie Crowell

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