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Forum [2016/03/04 16:57]
JMichaelTX ADD instruction on how to move Macro upload to existing topic
Forum [2021/10/18 04:47] (current)
peternlewis [1. Upload Using Share Button]
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-[[https://​forum.keyboardmaestro.com|{{:​forum-icon.jpg |Go To Forum}}]] +====== Using the Keyboard Maestro Forum ======
-===== Using the Keyboard Maestro Forum =====+
  
-==== How To Get Help ====+===== Where To Post =====
  
-If you can't find the answers you need in the Keyboard Maestro Wiki or documentation ​([[https://​www.keyboardmaestro.com/​documentation/​7/​overview.html|Version 7]]), then the [[https://​forum.keyboardmaestro.com/​|Keyboard Maestro Forum]] ​ is a great resource to +  * To get help, post in the [[https://​forum.keyboardmaestro.com/​c/​general|Forum Questions & Suggestions Section]] 
 +  * To share your completed, working, macro, post in the [[https://​forum.keyboardmaestro.com/​c/​macro|Forum Macro Section]] 
 +  * **Do not** use the Macro category for posting questions, even about macros. Use the Questions & Suggestions category. 
 + 
 +===== Before Asking ===== 
 + 
 +Before you post a question to the [[https://​forum.keyboardmaestro.com/​|Keyboard Maestro Forum]] please: 
 + 
 +  * Spend a little time looking through the [[/​User_Manual|Keyboard Maestro User Manual]]. 
 +  * Use search within the Keyboard Maestro editor Help menu to try to find related actions. 
 +  * Spend at least 5-10 minutes searching within the forum itself and with Google. 
 + 
 +Even if you don't find what you're looking for you'll improve your knowledge of how to use Keyboard Maestro, and there'​s a good chance you'll ask better questions on the forum because of it. 
 + 
 +===== How To Get Help ===== 
 + 
 +If you can't find the answers you need in the Keyboard Maestro Wiki or ([[/User_Manual|User Manual]]), then the [[https://​forum.keyboardmaestro.com/​|Keyboard Maestro Forum]] ​ is a great resource to 
   * Search for Q&A and Other Macros/​Solutions Related to Your Issue   * Search for Q&A and Other Macros/​Solutions Related to Your Issue
   * Post your questions and issues, and get help from fellow users as well as from the Keyboard Maestro owner himself.   * Post your questions and issues, and get help from fellow users as well as from the Keyboard Maestro owner himself.
   * Share your completed, working, macro to help others like you.   * Share your completed, working, macro to help others like you.
  
-=== Searching the Forum for Answers ===+==== Searching the Forum for Answers ===
 There are two ways to search the Forum: There are two ways to search the Forum:
   - Using the Forum Search Tool by clicking on the magnifying glass (🔍) at the top right of the Forum window   - Using the Forum Search Tool by clicking on the magnifying glass (🔍) at the top right of the Forum window
   - Using the Google site search   - Using the Google site search
-    - Just like a normal Google Search, except include ​the following ​along with your keywords:​\\  ​`site:​forum.keyboardmaestro.com`+    - Just like a normal Google Search, except include ​`site:​forum.keyboardmaestro.com` ​along with your keywords:​\\  ​[[https://​www.google.com/​search?​q=site%3Aforum.keyboardmaestro.com%20YourKeywords|site:​forum.keyboardmaestro.com ​YourKeyWords]] 
 +  - Using the Duck Duck Go Keyboard Maestro forum search `!kbf` 
 +    - [[https://​duckduckgo.com/?​q=!kkf+YourKeyWords|Duck Duck Go search for `!kbf YourKeyWords`]]
  
-=== Posting Your Question or Issue to the Forum ===+==== Posting Your Question or Issue to the Forum ====
  
 +Avoid the [[http://​​xyproblem.info|XY Problem]] of asking about your attempted //​​solution//​​ rather than your //actual problem//:​​
 +  * When you are asking a question, ensure you are clear what you are actually trying to accomplish, not just the difficulty you are having in a specific attempt at solving the problem. ​ There may be a much better way to solve the actual problem rather than resolving the difficulty with your specific attempt.
 +  * Always include information about a broader picture along with any attempted solution.
 +  * If someone asks for more information,​​ do provide details.
 +  * If there are other solutions you have already ruled out, share why you’ve ruled them out. This gives more information about your requirements.
  
-If you are having trouble with a macro and want help, then it's best to post both your question/issue AND at least an image of your macro to the Forum. ​ If it's a complicated macrothen please also attach ​the macro to your Forum post.  This will help others to understand your issue, and to test the macro if need be.  You can easily share both your macro image and file to the forum See below for details.+If you are having trouble with a macro and want help, then please ​post
 +  * Your question ​with as much detail as you can 
 +  If it involves processing dataprovide real world (not madeup) examples of: 
 +    * Your source input data 
 +    * How you want the data to appear after processing by your macro 
 +  * Upload ​both your macro image and code (export of macro) 
 +    * This is now very easy using the Share button in the Keyboard Maestro editor. 
 +    * See [[Forum#​How_to_PostUpload_Your_Macro_to_the_Forum|below for instructions]]
  
-==== Where To Post ====+**For help on using the Forum Editor**, see [[Using Markdown in the Keyboard Maestro Forum]]
  
-  * To get help, post in the [[https://​forum.keyboardmaestro.com/​c/​general|Forum General Section]] +This will help others to understand your issueand to test the macro if need be.\\ 
-  ​* ​To share your completedworking, macro, post in the [[https://​forum.keyboardmaestro.com/​c/​macro|Forum Macro Section]]+To get the best, fastest answer to your questionprovide us with the best info you can.
  
-==== How to Share Images ​to the Forum ==== +===== How to Post/Upload Your Macro to the Forum =====
-You have these choices: +
-  - Copy Macro or Action as Image, and paste into Forum topic (except for Safari) +
-    * Copy the selected macro or action(s) //**as Image**//​\\ ​ . +
-    * {{:​km-copy-as-image.jpg?​nolink|}} \\  . +
-    * Paste into the //Forum// Editor. +
-  - You can drag and drop files directly from the Finder into the //Forum// Editor.+
  
-The Keyboard Maestro Forum Editor supports paste into your post from all major Browsersexcept Safariwhich only allows drag and drop.+From the Keyboard Maestro ​editor 
 +  - Use the Share button (v7.0+) (see [[Forum#​Upload_Using_Share_Button|#​1 below]]) 
 +  - Save to filesthen import (see [[Forum#​Manual_Upload|#​2Manual Upload, below]])
  
-==== How to Share Both Image and Macro to Forum Directly from Keyboard Maestro Editor ​====+==== 1. Upload Using Share Button ​====
  
 +This will create a **new topic** in the forum category you select.
 +    - Select the Macro you wish to share in the Editor.
 +    - Click on the Share button.
 +    - Leave the *Category* on *Questions & Suggestions* if you are asking a question related to the macro.
 +    - Change the *Category* to *Macro Library* if you are sharing a working macro for others to use.
 +    - By default, both the macro and an image of the macro will be included.
 +    - Click on the “New Topic” button (or before version 10.0, click the “Both” button).
  
-The simplest way to share something is to use the Keyboard Maestro Editor'​s own Share button ​(see image below). +{{::share-button.png?​214&​nolink|}}
-This will create a new topic in the forum category you select.+
  
-If you need to share in an existing topic, ​then AFTER the new topic is created: +and then this popup will appear
-  - Select ALL in the new topic +
-  - CUT the selection +
-  - Cancel/​Abort the new topic +
-  - Goto the existing topic +
-  - Create a reply +
-  - PASTE into the reply block+
  
-{{:km-toolbar-share-button.jpg?nolink|}}+{{::share-macro-to-forum.png?450&nolink|share-macro-to-forum}}
  
-The items and images shared will be those items SELECTED ​in the editor.+To include the macro in an existing topic, after the new topic is created by the *Share to Forum*: 
 +  - Select **all** in the new topic. 
 +  - **Cut** the selection. 
 +  - **Cancel/​Abort** the new topic in the forum. 
 +  - Goto the existing topic, and edit your message or create a reply. 
 +  - **Paste** into the reply block.
  
-In the image above the macro itself is selected, so it and all images related ​to it will be shared.+See this video: ​ [How To Upload Macro to Existing Post in Keyboard Maestro Forum](https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=0kkNXZBpWtM)
  
-If on the other hand the calculate action WITHIN the macro was selected then ONLY it and its image would be shared.+==== 2 ​Manual Upload ====
  
-----+Follow these steps to manually export your macro to files, then upload: 
 +  ​Click on the macro name in the Keyboard Maestro editor 
 +  ​Goto //File > Export Macro//, and save wherever you'd like 
 +  ​Goto //Edit > Copy as > Copy as Image// 
 +  ​Open Mac Preview app, and goto //File > New from Clipboard//,​ and save. 
 +  - Go to the Keyboard Maestro forum thread, and click on reply 
 +  - Enter some descriptive text, 
 +  - Use the file upload button ​ in the Keyboard Maestro Forum Editor to upload both files. 
 +    - **or** drag and drop files from the Finder into the Keyboard Maestro Forum Editor. 
 +    - **or** using most web browsers other than Safari you can copy and paste into the Keyboard Maestro Forum Editor. 
 +      - Images in the Clipboard or files copied from the Finder can be pasted. 
 +  - The [Select Clipboard Image File](https://​forum.keyboardmaestro.com/​t/​select-clipboard-image-file/​204) macro may also be useful for posting images.
  
 +The items uploaded (shared) will be those items which are **selected** in the editor:
 +  * If you have selected a macro in the macro list, then it will be uploaded
 +  * If you have selected one or more Actions in a Macro, then only the Action(s) will be uploaded.
  
  --- //Original article posted by:  [[kmforum@thestoneforge.com|Christopher Stone]] 2015/11/12 20:19//  --- //Original article posted by:  [[kmforum@thestoneforge.com|Christopher Stone]] 2015/11/12 20:19//
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