An Element Field is a Field that is used within a Typefi Element. The content author is prompted to enter a Field value when an Element containing Fields is inserted with the Typefi Writer in Word. In an XML workflow, the Field value is added by the XSLT. The value can change from Element to Element.
Create a New Element Field
Use the Typefi Fields Panel Menu and choose New Typefi Field, or click the Create New Field button at the bottom of the panel.
In the Typefi Field Options dialog, enter a unique name for the field and select Element for the Type.
Apply Field to Placeholder Text
Placeholder text should only appear in regular InDesign text frames, never Typefi frames.
Select the text
In the Fields panel, double click the Field name, or Select the Field name, then click the Apply selected field button (the pencil at the bottom of the panel)
|The text will now have red brackets around it to indicate that it will be replaced by the field value when a job is run|
You can also apply a Field without placeholder text:
|Place your cursor where you want the Field to appear|
|Apply the Field the same way as above|
|The name of the Field will be inserted and will have red brackets around it|