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Copper Contributor
Posts: 56
Registered: ‎02-22-2012

How to use Community Macros

Hi,

 

I found that it is possible to create Macros (My Settings > Macros). How does this work? What can I do with this macros? I couldn't find any examples.

 

Regards,

 

      Marcos

 

Administrator
Posts: 334
Registered: ‎11-05-2008

Re: How to use Community Macros

Hi Marcos,

 

Sorry for the delayed response, but I wanted to get back to you on creating macros in the community under My Settings > Macros.

 

The most common use is for community moderators, or for members who do a lot of answering in the community. Macros let you create boilerplate text that you can paste into any message with the click of a mouse. Again, this is useful if you are someone who answers questions in the community and you find yourself answering the same question more than once.

 

You can also use it as a signature, however, I would recommend just filling in your signature inforrmation under My Settings > Personal Profile > Personal Information. That way, your signature is automatically added to the bottom of all your posts.

 

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.
    Enter names and text for your other macros.
  4. Click Save Changes.

 

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.

Tawny Mergel

Community Manager

Copper Contributor
Posts: 56
Registered: ‎02-22-2012

Re: How to use Community Macros

Thank you Tawny!

 

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Administrator
Posts: 334
Registered: ‎11-05-2008

Re: How to use Community Macros

You're very welcome!

Tawny Mergel

Community Manager