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Using the Variables palette


    You use the Variables palette to work with variables and data sets. The type and name of each variable in the document are listed in the palette. If the variable is bound to an object, then the Objects column displays the name of the bound object as it appears in the Layers palette. (See Identifying dynamic objects using XML IDs.)

    Illustration of Variables palette with these callouts: A. Data set B. Palette menu C. Variable type D. Variable name E. Name of bound object
    Variables palette A. Data set B. Palette menu C. Variable type D. Variable name E. Name of bound object

    Displaying the Variables palette

    Choose Window > Variables.

    Selecting a variable

    Click a row in the Variables palette.

    Using the Variables palette menu

    Click the triangle  the triangle in the top right corner of the palette to display the commands used with variables.

    Displaying variable options

    Double-click a variable, or choose Variable Options from the Variables palette menu. (See Editing variables.)

    Sorting rows in the Variables palette

    Click the Variables header to sort the rows by variable name. Click the Objects header to sort the rows by object name. Click the blank header above the Variable Type column to sort the rows by variable type.


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