Definitions Edit

A macro is

a single instruction that initiates a sequence of operations or module interactions within the program.[1]
[a] computer program, usually a text file, containing a sequence of commands that are executed as a single command. Macros are used to perform commonly used sequences of commands or complex operations.[2]

Security measures Edit

Applications such as word processors and spreadsheets often contain macro languages; macro viruses take advantage of this. Most common applications with macro capabilities offer macro security features that permit macros only from trusted locations or prompt the user to approve or reject each attempt to run a macro.

References Edit

  1. Computer Assocs. Int’l, Inc. v. Altai, Inc., 982 F.2d 693, 698 (2d Cir. 1992) (full-text).
  2. ESRI, GIS Dictionary.