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Item13669: Macros topic is no longer a good reference for a quick lookup of macro syntax.

Priority: Normal
Current State: Closed
Released In: 2.0.2
Target Release: patch
Applies To: Engine
Branches: master
Reported By: KennethLavrsen
Waiting For:
Last Change By: GeorgeClark
There are two problems.

One is easy to solve. The link in the WebLeftBar in System called Macros used to point to a nice index page of macros that enabled me to get to the defined syntax of macros in two clicks. First Macros. Then click on the Macro name. Now I get a long bla bla bla about Macros. Very well written. But not the quick reference you want on a daily basis as a normal user.

The WebLeftBar link should point to the MacrosQuickReference topic

But now the real trouble comes.

The new MacrosQuickReference assumes that all VarMACRO topics are in a specific format. And they are not. More than half the Macros on a normal installation come from plugins. And they use the old format for a VarMACRO topic. So the page is nearly useless now.

The plugins are not going to be converted to the new format any time soon. And what was the point that we all split out the plugin docu in VarMACRO topics just to throw it all away with this change?

-- KennethLavrsen - 03 Sep 2015


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Summary Macros topic is no longer a good reference for a quick lookup of macro syntax.
ReportedBy KennethLavrsen
Codebase 2.0.1, 2.0.0
SVN Range
AppliesTo Engine
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed
Checkins distro:83c683f0dd1e distro:c857166f3ec8
TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 2.0.2
CheckinsOnBranches master
masterCheckins distro:83c683f0dd1e distro:c857166f3ec8
Topic revision: r4 - 10 Oct 2015, GeorgeClark
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