My son and I finally started playing the game last, and and we made it up to level. I'm playing a GLD, and he's a THM. After he went to bed, I decided to set up some macros for myself to help us both out. It being his first MMO, I think we would both benefit from learning how to mark mobs and focus those down now, because there were a few instances where we'd be fighting different things, and that's not good.
I followed a GLD/PLD macro guide from BG, but then I realized I had no idea how to use the macros that I made. How do you do this? I played FFXI with a controller, and macros were very accessible by hitting L2/R2 instead of CTRL/ALT. And in XI, it basically told you on the macro how to access it. For XIV, they're just numbered sequentially.
I can access abilities with an L2/R2 + a face button. Do I need to replace those ability icons with a macro? If so, how do you do it?