Confluence equivalent of FrameMaker variable / Flare snippet / Word DocVariable

Does Confluence have this feature? Typical use case, define a variable for the release version, when the version changes from 6.0 to 6.1 you change it once and all occurrences are updated.

I tried defining a macro but the text always gets rendered in its own paragraph.

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You can do this with user macros, although it is a little awkward.

The trick is that the user has to click on the macro after inserting it and click the icon that makes it render inline.  (The two icons have popup text that tell you what they do.)

Doesn't work. Confluence adds a bunch of extra tags and it ends up on a separate line with no formatting. What I have is <code>productname_1.2.3.jar</code>. After I replace 1.2.3 with the macro I get: <code> productname_</code> </p> <ac:structured-macro ac:name="wa_version"> <ac:parameter ac:name="atlassian-macro-output-type">INLINE</ac:parameter> <ac:plain-text-body><![CDATA[ ]]></ac:plain-text-body> </ac:structured-macro> <p> <code>.jar</code>

Yes this is possible, but you'll need 2 plug-ins to achieve it. Scaffolding can be used to create form fields in a wiki page, e.g. text-data macro. Each field is named, allowing it to be referenced with the aid of the Reporting plug-in.

There are Q&A and examples on the ServiceRocket Get Satisfaction site which will help you with this.

That sounds way too complicated and it's too expensive. Same goes for Scroll Versions.

I opened another question for this apparent bug.

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