Inserting variables in topics and headers

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Inserting variables in topics and headers

You can use both Help+Manual's predefined variables and your own user-defined variables in your topics and topic headers. These are all displayed automatically in the Insert Text Variable dialog so you don't need to refer to a list to use them.

If you use HTML variables in your topics and headers only the plain-text portion of the variable value will be inserted. If the variable does not contain a plain-text portion (text outside of any HTML tags) nothing will be inserted.

Click to expand/collapseHow to insert and edit variables with the Variables Tool
Click to expand/collapseHow to type in variables manually
Click to expand/collapseDate and time formatting in variables

See also:

Variables and Conditional Output (Reference)

Where you can use variables

Editing, formatting and disabling variables

Date & time formatting in variables