Autodesk University is around the corner. Every year this reminds me that I need to start thinking about working on a laptop. Moving from my usual 1900x1200 desktop monitor to a less luxurious screen resolution of 1280x768 is not something I am looking forward to.
The system requirements of Inventor clearly stipulate that you need as a minimum a 1280x1024 screen resolution. This means that in principle my Autodesk supplied laptop is not capable of running Inventor L
But what happens exactly if I decide to take my chances and still bring my laptop to AU? One of the obvious reasons why we ask a height of 1024 pixels is because the Application Options dialog is rather humongous.
On a 1280x768 screen, the OK button at the bottom of the Application Options dialog drops off the screen. Which means you cannot change your Application Options while being on the road or in the middle of a demonstration...
One of the workarounds is to use the ALT-A shortcut key combination to reach the Apply button. But sometimes this trick does not even work as can be witnessed on this newsgroup post. Hence my proposal to solve this problem via VBA.
Paste this text in a module of the Application project in the VBA editor.
Start the Application Options and make any modifications to it.
Run the macro called "AppOptions_OK" from within the VBA editor.
The macro automatically saves your modifications and closes the Application options dialog for you (even if the OK button is off screen).
I hope this will be a useful addition to your roadrunner's toolbox