Insert Variables button not working on template with variables

Created a template forum with variables.
After creating a new page with the template, I get to step 2: Fill in template Variables.

After filling out all information, i press the button "Insert Variables".
Nothing happens. It stays on the page with Step 2.

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David Simpson Community Champion Jun 03, 2012

"Created a template forum" -- is this using some kind of add on? Please explain more fully.

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I had that problem when there were additional macros on the page, eg {attachments}. I set up a series of templates using variables, and the results were a bit random. Some of the templates work fine with the {attachments} macro in place, and others didn't. In the end, I gave up and just put a line like this in some of the templates:



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When you're creating a page template, you can use variables to create a form. For example:

Version: @VERSION@
Author: @AUTHOR@
Date: @DATE@

You can then insert those again further down the page. As you use the template to create a page, it displays as a form, with an Insert Variables button. You only have to enter each variable once and it populates each field on the page.

But it's a bit flaky (see my answer below). Sometimes it works with macros on the page, sometimes it doesn't. I don't know where it comes from, if there's a plugin or what.

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Confluence Template variables do not work in Chrome. 

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Just wanted to stop by and say I just got bit by this one as well...more than 6 months later.



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