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Thank you for the detailed explanation. Steps 6 & 7 were essentially what I was missing. I don't know why I never thought to insert the same field in multiple places. I was too focused on trying to use a reference/cross-reference to it and that just wasn't working.

The below (and all the other beneficial tidbits provided by all the kind users here) should be documented in the help files, because finding them in the archives when you need them is quite a bear.

On 11/28/2013 02:30 PM, Nino Novak wrote:
Am 28.11.2013 22:21, schrieb A:
I want to enter text here [xxx] and have it copy that text



and [here].

How can I do that?
You can e.g. create & insert a variable called "User Field":

1) Write your text
2) Place Cursor at the desired first occurence of the variable.
3) Insert > Fields > Other > Tab "Variables"
4) Select Type "User Field", Format "Text", Name "MyName" (or similar,
some reserved names like "Name" are not allowed), Value "[EDIT ME]"
5) Click "Insert" button (or arrow) but don't close the Field Dialog.
6) Move the cursor to the next occurence of the variable
7) Double click on the variable in the "Selection" pane to insert a new

Repeat #6 - 7 until you are done.

Save the document.

To change the variable's content (= its value) you can double click any
one of the instances and edit the Value field in the Field Dialog.

If you don't see any, you can play with the toggles in
View > Field Shadings  or  View > Field Names.


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