Editing User Properties


Access the User Property Editor from the Properties & Scripts palette, or from a custom palette or custom menu that you have configured with the User Property Editor tool.


This editor makes it easy to view, edit, or add user properties. Use it to edit properties of:


When you open the editor, it shows the user properties of the page. You can then select the "Current Background" or "Current Book" radio button if desired. To see the user properties of a particular object, use the Object Selection combo box to select an object or just select the object in author mode.


Note: when you select objects that have user properties when this editor is open, the cursor will momentarily turn into the one shown.



Select a user property to see its value. You can edit the value and then click the Implement button or select Update from the File menu. Deleting any existing text and implementing or updating will delete the property. To add a new user property, click on the New User Property button.


Note: you can collapse this dialog by clicking on the collapse graphic (Generate/collapseBtn.gif) at the top of the screen and then expand it again by clicking the expand graphic (Generate/expandBtn.gif).


Click on the screen elements for more details.




Screen Elements:

Edit menu

File menu

Help button

Implement button

Navigate menu

New User Property button

Object Selection Combo Box

Parent Object buttons

Revert button

User Property list

User Property value


Note: this editor will NOT allow you to add or edit arrays that are stored as user properties.