As explained in the Introduction to this series of posts, our focus is on one type of placeholder - tag words - and these are easily recognised.
They starts with <$
They end with >
A floating window, listing all placeholders, available via the Help menu, provides all the information you need for each group of placeholders.
It’s unfortunate that the order chosen for this list (as repeated below) might put you...
The word ‘placeholder’ has two interpretations in a Scrivener context.
Loosely speaking, a placeholder is something which ‘holds a place’ until you, the writer, provides better information.
More specifically, tag words are strings of code that act as placeholders and which will be assigned a value by the Scrivener software during compile .
My focus in this series in on the tag words, but let’s deal with the more general interpretation...