Variables can be used to provide common values that are authored once, then used throughout your help document. This allows you to create placeholders for values that are likely to change, and to reuse common text throughout your project. There are also system variables for things like horizontal lines, the help icon, and date/time.
Help crafter provides several builtin variables, and you can also . Variables you add can be localized into each language your help project supports. See
Builtin variables include:
The help icon set for the project
The localized title of the current page.
A divider line drawn horizontally across the page
The author name set in the contact info
The author’s email address set in the contact info.
The company name set in the contact info.
the website URL et in the contact info.
a short date, such as 1/22/16. The date is localized and formatted according to the rules of the each locale.
A long date, such as January 22, 2016. The date is localized and formatted according to the rules of the each locale.
Date and time, such as January 22, 2016 at 5:14:29 PM. The date and time are localized and formatted according to the rules of the each locale.
the day of the week, such as Friday. The day is localized and formatted according to the rules of the each locale.
To insert variables in your help content:
Move the cursor to the point in the document you want the add the variable.
Choose the Insert > <variable name> menu item
User variables can be added, modified, or removed by accessing .
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