The variables that you create and define in the Variable Set Editor
Use this option if you want to change the definition of a variable within a specific snippet. Snippet-level snippet variable definitions take priority over topic-level snippet variable definitions.
- Open the file in which you want to override a variable definition.
Right-clickthe instance of the snippet in which you want to override the variable definition and select Snippet Variables from the context menu.
The Snippet Variables dialog opens. The Snippet Variables dialog shows all of the variable sets in your project and their associated variables.
- Select the appropriate variable set.
- Do one of the following, depending on whether the variable has only one or multiple definitions in the Variable Set Editor
- Single Definition Click in the Definition cell for the variable that you want to override and press F2 on your keyboard. Then type a different definition and press Enter on your keyboard.
Multiple Definitions In the Definition cell, click the down arrow and select an alternative definition.
- Click OK.
Click to save your work. The alternative variable definition will be used for all instances of the variable that appear in the selected snippet. However, if the variable appears elsewhere in the topic (i.e., in other snippets or outside of snippets) or in other topics, the topic-level snippet variable definition, the target-level variable definition (if applicable), or the original variable definition will be used.