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Kudos0

How does one create and invoke a forum Macro?

Hello all,

I have noticed a page in my profile for setting up Macros, but it is not clear how to fill in the boxes or how to invoke a macro once the macro has been defined.

Is there a FAQ somewhere that explains how to set up a macro and how to invoke it in the forum editor?

Thanks, RichD


[Edited]   P.S. I just found the information I was looking for, elsewhere on the Forum:

How do I use macros?

Macros let you create boilerplate text that you can paste into any message with the click of a mouse.


To set up a macro:

  1. Click My Settings and click the Macros tab.
    You can create up to nine macros.
  2. Type a name for the fist macro in the Macro 1 Title box.
    Make the name short, but memorable (you'll choose it by name from a menu).
  3. Type the text you want to be able to paste in the Macro 1 box.
    If your community allows HTML, you can use HTML tags in your macro.
  4. Enter names and text for your other macros.
  5. Click Save Changes.

Note: If you want to have special text at the bottom of post, you can put that text in a signature instead of a macro.


To use a macro when you post:

  1. Go to a Post page.
    The Macros menu is on the right side of the Post page toolbar. You can use a macro in any sort of post: a message, a reply, a comment, an idea, you name it.
  2. Click in the Subject or Body area where you want to paste the macro text.

    Tip: It's a good idea to keep your subjects short, though.

  3. Choose a macro in the Macros menu.
    That's all there is to it! The text of your macro appears wherever your cursor was.
 



HP-Mini 110 -1020NR (netbook) 2GB RAM, CPU N270 @1.60GHz, Windows XP Home, SP3, NIS 2011 18.6.0.29 (installed 12h00 GMT 18-JUL-11) , FF5,IE8

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Kudos0

Re: How does one create and invoke a forum Macro?

Hello all,

I have noticed a page in my profile for setting up Macros, but it is not clear how to fill in the boxes or how to invoke a macro once the macro has been defined.

Is there a FAQ somewhere that explains how to set up a macro and how to invoke it in the forum editor?

Thanks, RichD


[Edited]   P.S. I just found the information I was looking for, elsewhere on the Forum:

How do I use macros?

Macros let you create boilerplate text that you can paste into any message with the click of a mouse.


To set up a macro:

  1. Click My Settings and click the Macros tab.
    You can create up to nine macros.
  2. Type a name for the fist macro in the Macro 1 Title box.
    Make the name short, but memorable (you'll choose it by name from a menu).
  3. Type the text you want to be able to paste in the Macro 1 box.
    If your community allows HTML, you can use HTML tags in your macro.
  4. Enter names and text for your other macros.
  5. Click Save Changes.

Note: If you want to have special text at the bottom of post, you can put that text in a signature instead of a macro.


To use a macro when you post:

  1. Go to a Post page.
    The Macros menu is on the right side of the Post page toolbar. You can use a macro in any sort of post: a message, a reply, a comment, an idea, you name it.
  2. Click in the Subject or Body area where you want to paste the macro text.

    Tip: It's a good idea to keep your subjects short, though.

  3. Choose a macro in the Macros menu.
    That's all there is to it! The text of your macro appears wherever your cursor was.
 



HP-Mini 110 -1020NR (netbook) 2GB RAM, CPU N270 @1.60GHz, Windows XP Home, SP3, NIS 2011 18.6.0.29 (installed 12h00 GMT 18-JUL-11) , FF5,IE8
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Kudos0

Re: How does one create and invoke a forum Macro?

Rich,

Looks like you solved the problem. Can you mark this one solved so others won't be tempted to try and solve it again?

Thanks

Dick Win 10x64 current current NSBU

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