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The first GSAK macro

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, a GSAK macro was released for the first time by GorgonVaktmester to help us send caches back and forth between and GSAK. This macro has over time this macro has evolved into a package consisting of 5 seperate macro files, with different functionality.

In December of the same year, Thomfre made his “Send Field Notes Macro”, which can help us create great trip reports on


On September 8th 2017 officially became international with an rough English translation, in the days and months that followed the web pages and the rough translations were given priority, but the macro was not forgotten, and on the 3rd of December 2017  a version of the macro package that supported English and Norwegian by pressing a flag button was released


The Send Field Notes Macro unfortunately wasn’t prioritized this time.


The macros in themselves were and are relatively easy to use, but the installation method created some confusion for some of the users.

We’re always working behind the scenes.

As mentioned initially, it is GorgonVaktmester who has made the macro package, but cghove has read up on some specific topics and made an attempt to learn new things.

In doing so, he made some changes for himself on the macro package, where he looked into the possibility that the language in the macro package should be automatically determined by the GSAK language settings, and a “easier” way to install it. In the end he managed to do that, and he sent a draft to GorgonVaktmester, who saw the benefit of it and gave thumbs up. It was also discussed with thomfre if we should include his macro in the package and finally all the macros ended up in one installation file and menu.

New functionality

The macro pagepack is now downloaded as a gskz file that opens in GSAK, and all macro’s and language files organized in a separate folder in your GSAK macro folder called cachetur.

The macro package is now also aviliable on GSAK’s Macro Library Index, which gives us the benefit of a small additional feature: you will notice that every 10th time you start the macro, GSAK will check if there is a new version of the macro for you…


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