I would like to create a Corel macro to apply high pass sharpening to a series of images but it does not work..

 I can successfully record the initial steps (duplicate object, apply the high pass filter) but the next step, changing merge mode from normal to overlay does not record. The next step of combining objects works but the result is not the sharpened object.  Trying drag the arrow on the combining object is erratic also, as it takes multiple attempts before the overlay option remains in the box. I had the same problem with The same behavior with Photo Paint X7 and now with the 2018 version.