The Add/Edit Variable dialog opens blank when I select a user variable and click the edit button. Why is this not working?
Could you please test the same behavior in a new FM document? Let me know if you still have blank Add/Edit Variable pod in FM2015. Also please confirm the complete version of FM2015 from Help>About FrameMaker.
In a new FM document (no template) I created two variables and both resulted in blank Name and Definition fields after clicking the Edit button.
I’m using FM version 126.96.36.1995 purchased 01/2016.
Thanks for the information. First of all you should try to update your FM to latest version 188.8.131.523. Please go to Help> Updates.., to update it.
If this doesn't resolve the issue, please try the steps below:
Launch FM and test the issue in a blank document.
I updated to v. 184.108.40.2063: still could not edit user variables
Followed your renaming instructions, opened new blank file: could edit newly created variables
Opened existing file: could not edit user variables
I did discover a work-around, but I’ll leave it to Adobe to say whether this is a feature or a bug: if an instance of my user variable is selected in text, the definition will then appear in the Add/Edit Variable panel . If I deselect the text instance, the definition and name disappear from the panel.