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Using local variables

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Local variable example usage

Lets say, for example, your business may have 5 sweetie shops around the country and a head office.  Each shop may have a computer connected to a plasma screen which displays your presentation.  The computer, via any Internet connection, can periodically check for a new picture file that has an advert for that day's special offer.  You want to use the same presentation for all 5 shops but you would also like to display:

Welcome to our London shop
Welcome to our Edinburgh shop
Welcome to our Manchester shop
Etc


depending on the shop's location.  You can use the location 'local variable' in the text in your presentation as follows:

Welcome to our <VAR:LOCATION> shop

This tells Repeat Signage to look at the local variable settings in the Location box and to then replace <VAR:LOCATION> with that boxes contents.  On each of the 5 shop Repeat Signage player computers, you would enter the city name in the location box.

You also have <VAR:CUSTOM01>, <VAR:CUSTOM02>, etc, that you can use for any purpose.  In the above example we were replacing <VAR:LOCATION> with London.  However, you may also want to use the uppercase LONDON in another piece of text.  You could use say <VAR:CUSTOM01> for this.  For example, the text:

<VAR:CUSTOM01> STORE

would be replaced with:

LONDON STORE
EDINBURGH STORE
Etc


You can use the local variables in either text, RTF, or static HTML files.  Static HTML files are website pages without dynamic content such as Flash. 


Changing your varibles

To change the variables on your current system:
1. Open Repeat Signage and click on 'File' then 'Settings'
2. Click on the 'Local vars' tab
3. Change the information on this screen and click on OK. You can use F1 for more help on this screen.


Local variable names

<VAR:COMPANY>

<VAR:LOCATION>

<VAR:CUSTOM01>

<VAR:CUSTOM02>

<VAR:CUSTOM03>

<VAR:CUSTOM04>

<VAR:CUSTOM05>

<VAR:CUSTOM06>

<VAR:CUSTOM07>

<VAR:CUSTOM08>

<VAR:CUSTOM09>

<VAR:CUSTOM10>