On 2020-10-20 00:53, John Kaufmann wrote:
The current Writer Guide (WG60, I believe) says that one way to define variables (particularly, but not
limited to, text values) for use in a document is in "Custom Properties"
(File > Properties > Custom Properties).
Unfortunately, variables so defined do not show in the "Show variables" list
(Insert > Field > More Fields > Variables > Show variable).
So how are those variables inserted as text fields in the document? AFAICS neither Writer Help nor
WG60 covers this question.
Um, sorry for the list noise on this question. After a couple hours of not finding it in the referenced
documentation (Help and WG60), I just found that variables defined in "Custom Properties" are
treated differently from variables defined via Insert... .
So, from Insert > Field > More Fields, the "Custom Properties" variables
are inserted from the "DocInformation" tab > "Custom"
rather than from the "Variables" tab > "Show variable".
But that raises new questions. For example: Isn't it a hazard to having two databases for the
document's variables? For example, what happens if the same variable name is used in both places?
Also, I still have not found an answer to this:
Also not covered (AFAICS) is the use of DDE for text fields in the document. How is that done?
To unsubscribe e-mail to: email@example.com
Posting guidelines + more: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette
List archive: https://listarchives.libreoffice.org/global/users/
Impressum (Legal Info)
: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images
on this website are licensed under the
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License
This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is
licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2
"LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are
registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are
in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective
logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use
thereof is explained in our trademark policy