Text variable "invisibles"?

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Is there a way to see what text variables are currently being used on a document?

 

I work for a copy desk hub and we have a template shared by several newspapers and it has dozens of different text variables, which can be difficult to manage. Is there a feature, similar to "hidden characters" or "invisibles," in which you can click on a text varible or hover over it and it will show you the text variable name? 

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If you display the text in Story Editor (Cmd-Y on a Mac, Ctrl-Y on Windows) you will see the variable names. You can also run a Find-Change.

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Text variable "invisibles"?

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Is there a way to see what text variables are currently being used on a document?

 

I work for a copy desk hub and we have a template shared by several newspapers and it has dozens of different text variables, which can be difficult to manage. Is there a feature, similar to "hidden characters" or "invisibles," in which you can click on a text varible or hover over it and it will show you the text variable name? 

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Correct answer by jmlevy | Adobe Community Professional

If you display the text in Story Editor (Cmd-Y on a Mac, Ctrl-Y on Windows) you will see the variable names. You can also run a Find-Change.

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If you display the text in Story Editor (Cmd-Y on a Mac, Ctrl-Y on Windows) you will see the variable names. You can also run a Find-Change.

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You, sir, are a life-saver. It's so nice to get such a quick, informative answer.

 

Thanks so much!

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