How to use macros in private messages and posts

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How to use macros in private messages and posts

Question

Can I create macros (boilerplate text) for use in a Private Message or post?

Answer

You can use macros to create boilerplate text that you can paste into any message. You can create up to nine macros by default. 

To set up a macro:

  1. Sign in to the community.
  2. Click My Settings and then click the Macros tab.
  3. 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 later).
  4. Type the text you want to be able to paste in the Macro 1 box.
    If your community supports HTML, you can use HTML tags in your macro.
  5. Enter names and text for your other macros.
  6. 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.
  3. Open the Macros menus 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:

 

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