Make use of templates when you create messages to handle your correspondence quicker. This is especially useful when your messages contain identical parts, like greetings or signatures. Macros can make templates even more flexible.
There are three types of templates in The Bat!:
The purposes of the templates also differ:
The Bat! offers default templates for each of the above categories - you can view them in the properties of your accounts and folders. If necessary, you can edit them adding or removing text and macros. Do not be afraid to make changes – you can quickly restore the default template by clicking the "Restore Default Template" button. The most frequently used macros are available in the Macros menu:
The Edit menu offers standard editor options, such as undo/redo an action, copy/paste, find and replace, etc.
You can change the format of the template from Plain Text to HTML, and vice versa. The HTML format offers more options to edit message text, like changing its color, inserting tables and images and some more. Text alignment can be changed in the Format menu.
Using the Utilities menu you can insert current time and date as well as an image or a link if the format is set to HTML. You can also quickly change the case (upper – capital letters, lower – lowercase letters, invert case – letter case changes to the opposite one, capitalize – only the first letter becomes capital), and perform mathematical operations with numerical values.
To enable and configure the spell check, use the Spell Checker menu.
You can preview the message you will compose using this template by clicking the "Preview" button.
If you need to know whether the message was actually delivered and read, enable "Receipt request" and "Reading confirmation". You can also specify the character set to be used in messages.