User Name as a Variable

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Ineffable
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User Name as a Variable

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Is there a way to get the User Name as a variable? The User Name is in File > Options > Review > User > User Name (and Initials). I would like to add an Author variable to my Meta Tags set, but I can't obtain the User Name as a variable. Am I missing something or is there another way to get the user name programmatically? I am trying to make make meta data entry as automated as possible for my writers.
AlexFox
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Re: User Name as a Variable

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Do you use source control? If so you could create a User condition tag set and add it to your .gitignore so each author can maintain their own version of the set, which could then be used in meta tags.
Ineffable
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Re: User Name as a Variable

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That is a great idea. Yes, we're bound to Central. Thanks!
Nunceric
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Re: User Name as a Variable

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I ran into the same issue when I was trying to automate my meta tags for a big project. I couldn’t find a way to get the User Name as a direct variable either. What worked for me was creating a macro that pulls the User Name from the settings and inserts it where I needed it.
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