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Quick Templates are essentially what you know from your word processor as a text module or phrase template. QTs help you to quickly insert small text elements, complete messages, or automate tasks. With Quick Templates it is possible to attach files, vCards or change message settings without taking your fingers from the keyboard and use the mouse to access menus.


Note: All macros are available in Quick Templates.



Creating a Quick Template


1. Go to Options->Quick templates
2. Choose an account your QT should be associated with
3. Click New
4. Enter a unique identifyer into the Handle field
5. Enter a meaningful description into the Description field
6. Go to the Options tab an check if the QT should be shared with other accounts or be used as a template for mass mailings
7. Create your QT in the editor field
8. Hit OK


Note: Be sure the Handle of your QT is unique and in one word without special characters! The handle should be easily memorisable.

Note: Although the description shouldn't be too long, make sure it will later tell you what a specific QT does.

Note: The editor field works just like MicroEd; enter your contents as if you write an e-mail

Note: Some macros are easily available through the button Macros. Just choose one to enter it into the editor field.



Editing and Deleting Quick Templates


1. Go to Options->Quick templates
2. Choose an account your QT should be associated with
3. Click Edit to open the template editor


4. Click Delete to delete a QT
5. Hit OK



Using Quick Templates


In the message editor:

1. Enter a QT handle
2. Hit <Ctrl>+<Space>



1. Go to Utilities->Insert Quick Template
2. Choose the QT you want to insert


In Templates:

1. Create your message template
2. Where you want a QT to be executed enter %QINCLUDE="handle"
3. Save your template


Beware: Since QTs can perform actions through macros you can possibly loose anything you've already entered before the QT is executed!





In the message editor:

1. Define a Quick Template with your address:


       John Doe

       2, Mulholland Drive

       CA-20565 Los Angeles



2. Give it the handle "address"
3. Create a new e-mail
4. Enter your text
5. Enter "address"
6. Hit <Ctrl>+<Space>


Note: You don't need the quotation marks in this example.


In a template:

1. Create a new Message Template
2. Enter %QINCLUDE='address'
3. Save your template


Note: The quotation mark here is necessary; it can be single ones as well as doubles, they just have to be used consistently.


When you now create a new message using this template, your address will be automatically inserted. The advantage of Quick Templates within message templates is the relative ease to make changes later. If you change your signature you will only have to change one Quick Template instead of a number of message templates:


------------------------Start message template-------------------------------



On %ODateEn at %OTimeLongEn you wrote:











-----------------------------End message template---------------------------


Above you see a simple Reply Template made up almost exclusively from macros and two Quick Templates, which look like this:


------------------------Start QT Greeting-------------------------------


-----------------------------End QT Greeting---------------------------


------------------------Start QT SigE-------------------------------



John Doe




-----------------------------End QT SigE---------------------------





Related Topics:

Templates (esp. New and Reply)



Regular Expressions

Mass Mailings