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asked 2012-03-07 00:24:02 +0200basil.bourque
The Writer Guide documentation says I can use my own custom document property instead of a variable in a condition statement.
“Using document properties to hold metadata and information that changes” on page 363 described how to set up a custom document property. You can use that document property as the variable in your condition statement, or you can create another document property field specifically for conditions.
From: Chapter 14 "Working with Fields" of Writer Guide, page 377 in PDF
How do I use a document property rather than a variable?
When I type the name of the property, in a "Conditional text" function in the Insert Fields Other dialog, I always get the first phrase, never the second. So it seems my conditional test is being ignored or incorrectly always returning True.
After seeing "DocInformation:" displayed when I choose View > Field Names, I tried prepending that to my property name in my Conditional text function, like this: DocInformation:MyDocumentPropertyNameHere But that did not help. I always see the first phrase of the conditional text.
Is there some trick to accessing a Document Property in a function?
I get success when using a variable, so I am not totally confused/stupid.
For example, what would be different in these steps, taken from LibreOffice Help topic "Defining Conditions":
To display conditional text based on a user-defined Variable Choose Insert - Fields - Other, and then click the Variables tab.
To edit the contents of the "Profit" variable, double-click the variable field.
Using LibreOffice LibreOffice 3.5.0rc3 on Mac OS X 10.7.3
Cross-posted to the mailing list.
The only document property variables you can use are listed in the Help page returned from the search term 'Variables - document properties', in the table 'Variables for document properties'. No others can be used and a statement to that effect can be found on the Help page returned from the search term 'formulating conditions'. Use the document property variable of your choice from step 6 onward in the example you gave. The Guide is in error and will be updated at the next release.
(sorry, not enough karma to comment, but enough interest to bump)
I would be really really interested in this one. Can find only questions, and no answers :
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Asked: 2012-03-07 00:24:02 +0200
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Last updated: Dec 18 '12