Join Neil Perlin for an in-depth discussion in this video ✓ Challenge 12: Create a variable, part of MadCap Flare 12 Essential Training.
- [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 it's value to Cocker Spaniel,…following the process described in the earlier video.…Do a save all.…Then open the Spaniels topic,…add a line at the top and type my favorite breed is a...…add a line at the top and type my favorite breed is a...…
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 gray 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 tax 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…
- 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
Universal Principles of Designwith William Lidwell4h 49m Appropriate for all
InDesign: Creating Long Documents (2012)with Mike Rankin4h 59m Intermediate
Word 2013: Creating Long Documentswith Maria Langer3h 19m Appropriate for all
1. Basic Concepts
2. Creating Content Using Topics
4. Adding Formatting
5. Single Sourcing
6. Understanding Outputs vs Targets
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