Creating New Canned Replies
To create a new canned reply, click the new item icon and then click Canned
Reply. Alternatively, agents can click New at the top of the content pane. Either action will open a new canned reply window that the agent will use to
create the canned reply.
The new canned reply window contains a tab to compose the reply, a tab to set reply options such as the default language to use and whether the reply should be available for live chats and/or tickets, and a history tab that contains information on the article's creation date and any review or modification dates.
This is where you actually create the canned reply. The Compose tab includes a what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) editor that will allow you to create stylish, HTML-formatted replies. The following fields will appear on the Compose tab for any new article:
- Title - Type the title of the canned reply in this field.
- Folder - To specify the folder in which this canned reply should appear,
select the appropriate folder from the list.
- Assign To - If you want a canned reply to ONLY be available to specific agent, or to a specific department, then select your choice from this drop down. If the canned reply should be availalble to everyone, that can be set as well.
- Flags - In order to flag the canned reply as a draft, check the appropriate box. For more information, see Canned Replies Overview
- WYSIWYG Editor - This is where the article is created.
To compose the canned reply, type the text of the reply in the large editing box below the canned reply
header. Agents can change the formatting using the WYSIWYG editor.
The following options are available in the options tab of the new article window:
- Language - To specify the language, select the appropriate language from
- Canned Reply Type - To specify whether the canned reply can be used for tickets
and live chats, tickets only, or live chats only, select the appropriate option
from the list.
The following options are available in the toolbar of the new article window:
- Save - Saves the contents of the canned reply.
The History tab shows agents the full history of the reply, including the initial creation date, when an article was reviewed, when it was modified and more. The information available includes the name of the agent who performed the action so that any follow up can occur, as needed.
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