Join Neil Perlin for an in-depth discussion in this video Challenge 12: Create a variable, part of MadCap Flare 11 Essential Training.
(light music)…- [Voiceover] Variables and snippets…are second only to conditionality…as core functions of single sourcing.…In this challenge you'll create, insert,…and modify a variable.…First, you'll create a new variable…called Spaniel Breed and set its value…to Cocker Spaniel following the process…described in the earlier video.…Do a Save All.…Then, open the Spaniel's topic,…add a line at the top and type My Favorite Breed…Is A space and a period and then insert…the Spaniel Breed variable before the period.…
You'll see that the sentence now says…My favorite breed is the Cocker Spaniel.…Cocker Spaniel has a grey background…to indicate that it's a variable.…Only you will see the background.…To users it will look just like normal text.…You can turn off the background during development…by selecting the Show Tags pull-down…and deselecting the Highlight Variables option…about two-thirds of the way down.…But without a visual indication that this text…is a variable, you're bound to mistake it for…regular text before you realize that it's a variable.…
- Creating content using topics
- Adding and managing topics
- Importing files
- Inserting graphics
- Creating a table of contents, glossary, and cross-references
- Adding hyperlinks
- Formatting documents with stylesheets
- Creating master pages
- Single sourcing content
- Using variables and snippets
- Generating output
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Basic Concepts
2. Creating Content Using Topics
4. Add Formatting
5. Single Sourcing
6. Understanding Outputs vs. Targets
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