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Creating custom variables

Headlime allows you to create custom templates and freely create new documents. When doing this, there may be a specific type of variable you want to use that Headlime doesn't have. No worries, you can create custom variables too!

To create a custom variable, follow these steps:

In the template editor, click on the 'Custom Variables' button in the left sidebar

Your screen should look like this. This is where all your custom variables can be viewed. When you don't have any custom variables, a Create a variable button will show up instead. Click either that button or the New variable button in the top right.

You will be prompted with four fields to fill out.

Title: The name of this variable. This is both the title as well as the default value. For example, if you use the title Ebook Name, you can then use the variable in templates and documents by writing {Ebook Name}
Description: This is a short description of what the variable is used for. Consider it a mnemonic.
Example: Some examples of what the variable could be. For example, if your variable is Ebook Name, then some examples could be The secret tricks to copywriting and How to make an awesome website.
Value: It's possible you may want a certain value to be entered by default for your variable. You can enter that value here.
Fill out each of the forms. Only the Title form is required, the others are optional.
Click the Create new variable button.

And done! Your custom variable is now created!

You can use this variable when creating templates and documents just like you would use any other variable. When creating copy, you can find your variable among all the others in the list on the right.

Note: does your custom variable not appear right away? Make sure you added it to the project you're currently working on. If that's the case, try refreshing the page. Your custom variable should now appear.

Updated on: 12/02/2021

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