Variable properties for templates

Open the Properties view in Document Studio and, from the Outline view, select a Variable. The Properties view shows the available properties for variables.

General properties

In the All properties tab, these properties are at the top-level, in the Metadata, and in the Formatting > Common sections.

Type Value Description
Name String The name of the element.
Description String A summary or note about this element.
Default value String The value to use for the variable unless another value is selected. If a default value is entered for a variable, the variable displays as configured.
Access value internal, external Default value: internal
  • Internal variables are not displayed in the document specification, so you cannot provide them with values.
  • External variables are displayed in the document specification and you can provide values to them.