Templates let you insert some text into a property as the action is running. This is useful if you want to include some extra information such as the date or name of a user into the property. An example might be to include a serial number in a file path or the user’s name in a log entry.

Templates always start and end with the sequence ??, the start sequence is then followed by a variable name such as SerialNumber or UserName.

An example is the default value for the Message property of the Log Message action:

New Print: ?? DocumentName ?? from: ?? Username ??.

There are two templates in this text, when a document is printed it will get converted into something like:

New Print: widget orders.xls from: joe.