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The Variable User Item is a special-purpose item that does not create any content by itself. It defines text that is used by the Variable Text Code or by scripts.

The Variable User Item was originally named the Data User Item. It was renamed in early 2023.


You can add a Variable User Item to any Chapter and refer to it from any other Chapter or include file. Gedcom Publisher reads any and all Variable User Items before processing any Text Codes.



The Title property identifies the User Item in the User Items list. The Title has no other purpose for this User Item.


See Enabled in the Common Properties section of the User Items help page.


Enter text into the Text textbox. You may include HTML in the text, if desired, but the HTML Editor is not available for this property.