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Using Variables

One of the cool features that was introduced in WordPerfect 10 is the Variable feature. You can create a variable code that represents a piece of information. You can insert the code in numerous locations, and then update them all at once. For example, in a supplier agreement, you enter the contact's name, payment terms, delivery dates, method of shipment, and so on. During negotiations, these pieces of information need to be updated—a new contact person is taking over, delivery dates have been moved out, the shipper has changed. Instead of conducting multiple search and replace operations, you simply revise the information in each variable and let WordPerfect take care of updating the document.

Creating Variables

The Variable feature is the perfect tool for documents where the same information appears multiple times because you can define the Variable once and then insert it as many times as you like. The same thing goes for documents where certain pieces of information change every time you use the document—after you insert the variables, you can update the variable definitions and have those changes immediately reflected in the document. To create a variable in a document, follow these steps:


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