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Offline Brendan

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variables in the IPTC Stationery pad
« on: November 03, 2007, 12:26:53 PM »
the fields look like this:

Caption: {headline}

Headline: {city} / {year2}{month0}{day0} / testtest

City: NameOfCity 
(and checked radiobutton, of course)


After applying this to a folder of images, doubleclick and press i on a thumbnail, the IPTC pad looks like the following:


Caption: {city} / 071103 / testtest  why stands the name of the variable city still here??
Headline: NameOfCity / 071103 / testtest Strange, here is the CITY filled in!



why that? bug or feature?
using the latest version of PM on win10

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Re: variables in the IPTC Stationery pad
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2007, 03:49:31 PM »
the fields look like this:

Caption: {headline}

Headline: {city} / {year2}{month0}{day0} / testtest

City: NameOfCity 
(and checked radiobutton, of course)


After applying this to a folder of images, doubleclick and press i on a thumbnail, the IPTC pad looks like the following:


Caption: {city} / 071103 / testtest  why stands the name of the variable city still here??
Headline: NameOfCity / 071103 / testtest Strange, here is the CITY filled in!



why that? bug or feature?

By referencing the headline field in the caption field which contains the city field, you have double indirection.  Only a single level of indirection is supported.  If you really need to do this, then in the first pass uncheck the Caption field and then use another pass of the IPTC Stationery Pad but uncheck the Headline field and check the Caption field.  Then it should do what you're wanting.

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Re: variables in the IPTC Stationery pad
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2007, 11:57:48 AM »
thanks - I have to think about my "way of using variables"
using the latest version of PM on win10