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:
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.
- Choose Insert - Fields - Other, and then click the Variables tab.
- In the Type list, click “Set Variable”.
- In the Name box, type “Profit”.
- In the Value box, type “5000”.
- Click Insert.
- Click the Functions tab, and click “Conditional text” in the Type list.
- In the Condition box, type “Profit < 5000”.
- In the Then box, type “Target is not met”.
- In the Or box, type “Target is met”.
- Click Insert.
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
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