Color text and add popup text

Hi, I'm very new to Confluence 5 and user macros, so help would be welcome.

I would like to be able to select text on a page, insert a custom macro which colors the text (preformatted green, or red, or something else), and allows help text to be added.

When the user hovers over the text, a popup would display the help text. Can this be done using a custom user macro?

Many thanks, Jon

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So far I have this:

## @paramtext:title=Selected text|type=string|required=true|desc=Enter/paste selected text here...

## @paramtip:title=Tip|type=string|required=true|desc=Enter the tip here...

## @paramcolor:title=Color|type=string|required=true|default=#27AD28|desc=Enter a color here...

<a style="text-decoration:none; border-bottom:1px dotted; border-bottom-color:$paramcolor" title="$paramtip">$paramtext</a>

What I'm not able to do is to pass the selected text straight into the macro. Imstead I have to copy and paste, then add the tip. Is there an easier way?

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