Contextual Help - Compose (Message Center)

The Compose window allows you to send messages to one user, several users or all members of a project team.

This window has 3 parts: the title bar, the navigation tabs and the message box. 
  • The title bar tells you where you are in AceProject. At the end of the title bar you will find a link to this contextual help. 
  • The Navigation Tabs help you toggle between your inbox, your sent messages and composing a new message. 
  • The Message Box is where you set parameters for your message and write the actual text.
    • In the Recipient section, you can choose between sending your message to one user only or several users:
      • To choose your recipient(s), click the User(s) radio button, then choose one or more names in the list. Names with (A) are administrators.
        • Double-click on a user's name to transfer it to the recipient list. You can also click on a user's name, then click on the [>] button to transfer it to the recipient list.
        • Click the [All >] button to add all users to the recipient list.
        • Click the [Admin>] button to add all administrators to the recipient list.
        • Click the [< All] button to remove all users from the recipient list.
        • Click on a user's name, then click on the [<] button to remove it from the recipient list.
      • To send your message to all users assigned to a project, click the All members of a project radio button, then choose the project in the list of all projects. Unless you have Administrator access, this list will only include projects you are assigned to.
    • The Message section is where you compose the actual message.
      • The Importance drop-down list lets you set the priority of your message. Options available are Normal or High. High importance messages will be identified with a red exclamation mark:
      • The Subject line is used to enter the topic of the message.  
      • The text area is where you will compose the text of the message. Several editing functions are available to format the text of your message; full screen, preview, insert table, undo, redo, foreground color, background color, paragraph, font, size, bold, italic, underline, justification, numbering, bullets, indentation, hyperlink and special characters.
      • Check the Send email notification to recipient(s) checkbox to send a copy of the message directly to the recipient's email address. The subject of the email will be the subject of the message you sent through the Message Center.
    • Click the Send button to send your message to the recipient(s). Click the Cancel button to return to your inbox without sending the message.

Which users can I send a message to?
If you are an Administrator, you can send messages to all users created in your account. On the other hand, if you are a normal user, you will be able to send messages to the users you can see in your user directory, in accordance with your access rights.

Can I send a message to all members of a project?
You can click the "All members of a project" radio button and select the project name from the drop-down list.

How can I make an active hyperlink in my message?
You can use the "Hyperlink" function in the rich text editor.




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