Confluence 4.1 how to use macros in template,

Another issue i have with 4.1 over 3.5 confluence.

I have a template that uses macros, specifically the visio macro

{visio:file=^classesmethods 1.vsd|width=500|height=500|pageTabs=true}

If i create a page from this template, the macro is contained in Wiki Mark-up rather than just adding the macro.

This means it cannot be configured correctly.

How do you add macros in 4.1 to templates?


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David Simpson Community Champion Jan 12, 2012

This should work as normal. Provided that the macro is Confluence 4.x compatible, it won't get wrapped in the wikimarkup macro.

For example a template containing this


...will work just fine when you build pages based off of it. In this case, the Home page does need to exist though ;-)

In your case, the {visio} macro need to be Confluence 4.x compatible and it will likely throw an error as new pages don't generally have attachment when first created.

-- Hope this helps a bit.

Thanks, that explains it. The macro works in every other way, just not via the template. cheers

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Adding to the question - so how do you add a premade macro to a template? I'm in 4.1, would like to create a global template that includes the Attachments macro so my users don't have to figure it out for themselves. I can't see what's inside the Attachments macro, and the global template edit mode wants only wiki markup - so I'm stuck. Help would be appreciated!


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