View, edit, and remove variable assignments


You can view the variable values that have been assigned to an object. This includes variables used within topic text or assigned to an object as metadata. From this window you can also assign other variables to the object, or update the values that have already been assigned to this object.

To view, edit, or remove an object's variable assignments:

  1. In Author, select the object you want to assign a variable to.
  2. Go to Author > Variables > List Assignments.

    The Variable Assignments window is opened; any variables that have been assigned to this object are displayed under Variable Assignments in this Object.

    Updated Assignment

    Tip! From this window, you can right-click a variable in the Library list (on the left) and view its assignments in other objects.

  3. Click a variable to edit its assignment, or use the arrows to add and remove variables.