Text variables in PDF print manual templates

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Text variables in PDF print manual templates

You can use all predefined global variables and your user-defined variables in text objects in your PDF templates.

In addition to this there are large number of special predefined variables for use in PDF templates only. These are described in the help of the Print Manual Designer program used to edit the PDF templates that control the formatting of your PDF output and printed manuals.

To start this program select Project > Tools > Manual Designer or go to Configuration > Publishing Options > Adobe PDF > PDF Layout and click on the Design button. The second option is preferable because this automatically opens the print manual template currently associated with your project.

How to use text variables in PDF print manual templates

Just type the variable into the text of the text object. Always type the variables exactly as listed, complete with the opening <% tag and the closing %> tag – for example <%TITLE%> or <%VERSION%>.

For more details see the help included with the Print Manual Designer program.

HTML variables will work without modification in PDF documents but they will only insert the plain-text portion of the variable value – if there is no plain-text portion nothing will be inserted.

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PDF and print manual templates

PDF and Printed Manuals