Create & use a variable prompt


On Premises

To create and use a variable prompt:

  1. Create the variable normally, making sure you check the Prompt Before Publish option. Leave the value blank: you will assign this in the variable prompt window during publishing.

    Creating a Variable with Publishing Prompt

  2. Assign the variable to the Publishing Profile object.
  3. Create your content, adding the variables where needed. You do not need to assign values at topic or book level.
  4. Publish your book.

    The variable prompt window opens when Author-it is ready to resolve the variables.

  5. Click inside the Value field for each variable and add the values for this publishing job. The values are discarded when publishing has completed, or is stopped.

    Variable Prompt

  6. Click OK to continue publishing.