Can I create macros (boilerplate text) for use in a Private Message or post?
You can use macros to create a boilerplate text that you can paste into any message. You can create up to nine macros by default.
To set up a macro:
Sign in to the community.
ClickMy Settingsand then click theMacrostab.
Type a name for the first macro in theMacro 1 Titlebox. Make the name short, but memorable. (You'll choose it by name from a menu later).
Type the text you want to be able to paste in theMacro 1box. If your community supports HTML, you can use HTML tags in your macro.
Enter names and text for your other macros.
Note: If you want to have special text at the bottom of the post, you can put that text in asignature instead of a macro.
To use a macro when you post:
Go to aPostpage. 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.
Click in theSubjectorBodyarea where you want to paste the macro text.
Open theMacrosmenus and choose the macro you want. The text of your macro appears wherever your cursor was.
To use a macro when you write a private message
You can use macros in private messages just as you can when composing a post elsewhere in the community. Once you have defined a macro in your profile, you can select it by clicking the Macros button on the message editor: