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Figure 138

Since DataLink falls into the general realm of automation and also has access to external sources, complete coverage of its features and capabilities is found in the companion Automation and Integration Guide included with this product.  We’ll mention here, though, that both text and images on title pages accept DataLink keys as input.

TriCaster Advanced Edition tells you which entry boxes accept DataLink keys by showing a custom mouse pointer, in the form of %DL, as shown in Figure 138. 

 

Figure 139

Making key entry even faster and easier to use, all available DataLink keys are shown in the drop-down menu as soon as you enter a % sign into an entry box (key names are in the format %key name%).  If you continue typing, the list shown is filtered to show only relevant key names (Figure 139).

A line of text or image on a title page that has been set to a key name will be automatically replaced by the current value assigned to that key when the page is displayed.

There are endless uses for this technology, and a wealth of methods to provide and update the values assigned to DataLink keys.  For just one example, refer to the heading Configure DataLink Keys in Section 5.3.3.  And do not fail to take advantage of the power and convenience of the DataLink™ for TriCaster web browser extension, which makes it easy to populate your title pages over the network from a web browser running on virtually any platform.

 

SECTION 11.3.3

For more information please download the entire document at new.tk/rt-m

 

 

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