Working on a technical document that makes strong use of particular “fields” throughout the entirety of the document.
Initially, I’d setup custom meta-data to hold this information. At compile time I expected that all of the codes would be replace with the values held in the meta-data. Unfortunately, it appears the meta-data needs to be defined for each template used in the overall project. Since the document in whole is based off of a multitude of templates restating the custom meta-data for each new use of a template become impractical. (Unless there’s a way to copy custom meta-data from one template to the next???)
Alternatively, I found the Replace feature in the Compile settings. Here, I could define each of these “Field Labels” in the text (similar to custom meta-data) and have the fields updated with the replacement text at compile time. For whatever reason, this is not working either?? Used the label: !CONSULTANT_NAME in the text with the replace value of ‘Ron Kochanowski’ with no change occurring in the output.
I’m at a loss, but am sure that there must be a way to accomplish this without as much of a headache as what it’s caused me so far.
Thanks for any assistance!