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How do I create a folder or discussion macro

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Created On: 26 Feb 1999 11:40 am
Last Edited: 7 Nov 2000 8:50 am

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A folder macro is used to customize an individual folder, and a discussion macro is used to customize an individual discussion. It's easy to create a folder or discussion macro, but the concept is sometimes difficult to grasp.


A folder or discussion macro is merely a container for other macros that override the default operation of Web Crossing. A simple folder macro might look like the one below, a discussion macro uses the same principle.

Here's a simple folder macro ( would enter the name of the container macro into the "Template for this folder:" area of "Folder Appearance", in this case myFolderMacro...NOT macro myFolderMacro):

%% macro myFolderMacro %%

   %% macro discussion %%
       ... your customized discussion macro 
   %% endmacro %%

   %% macro messageListItem %%
      ... your customized messageListItem macro
   %% endmacro %%

%% endmacro %%