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About AutoText

AutoText is an addon for managing whispers, tells and other messages that you send frequently. You can use it for strats, raid assignments, vent info and many other things.

Each message can be assigned to a category to let you group up messages in whatever way you like. Examples might include Officer, Raid, General, etc. The category is used to group related messages in the configuration UI and in the LibDataBroker tooltip.

Feature ideas or requests should be filed as Tickets on the CurseForge Project Site

Slash Commands

The following slash commands are available:

Slash Command Description
/autotext Pops up the configuration screen used to create and manage messages
/at Same as /autotext
/atsay name Sends the message with the given shortcut name
/atlist Lists all configured messages

Message Targets

Each message can be configured to be sent to one of many different

Target Equivalent WoW Slash Command
SAY /say
WHISPER /w (will popup a dialog asking for the target of the whisper)
RAID /ra
REPLY /r (will reply to the last person who sent you a whisper)
TARGET Sends the message to your current target
GROUP Automatically determines the correct group (Battleground, Raid or Party).

Token substitution

In the message text, you can use a special token and the addon will replace it with the appropriate
text. The format of the token is:


Where unitid is any of the valid unitids from the WoW API.
See for more information.



Feature Backlog

The following features are under consideration for a future release:

  • Custom channel support (COMING SOON!)
  • Direct slash commands (e.g. /mymessage instead of /atsay mymessage)
  • Share messages w/ other AutoText users? (for sharing vent info w/ officers etc.)
  • Localization

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  • Avatar of Quaiche Quaiche Jan 31, 2010 at 04:46 UTC - 0 likes

    Craker, I think I fixed it for all LDB providers. The code I had worked with NinjaPanel but wasn't right in general. I updated to a current Tooltip library and rewrote that code. Hope it helps.

  • Avatar of Craker Craker Jan 17, 2009 at 18:18 UTC - 0 likes

    I was very excited to hear about this addon as it sounds like a great idea and could be very helpful.

    I was due to make the switch to a data broker anyway so with a clean interface folder (no other addons) I installed a data broker and Auto Text and had quite a few troubles getting it to work.

    I can go in to the options just fine and setup all my messages and fire them from there using the test button. But when I go to mouse over the icon in the LDB it will show the pop up just once and then cannot be shown again until restarting the game (I can still fire from the test button in the options after this happens).

    Thinking it may have been an issue with the data broker I was using I went and tried every other LDB I was aware of and all had the same problem. I even tried all the older versions of Auto Text and the unreleased beta versions and none of them had any success. I don't believe I am doing anything wrong here so could this be a bug?

  • Avatar of Quaiche Quaiche Nov 25, 2008 at 03:05 UTC - 0 likes

    @yeachan if you have chinese translations, I'd love to have em. I'll need to spend some time prepping for the localization files.

  • Avatar of yeachan yeachan Oct 30, 2008 at 19:17 UTC - 0 likes

    May I join you as the Chinese translator if prepared?



Date created
Aug 08, 2008
Last update
Dec 11, 2012
Development stage
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Apache License version 2.0
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