Placeholders function similarly to Variable Tags in that they are set up from within the value model in order to display something in the Value Proposition. They are different in that they appear only on customer slides, are very flexible (can be used to display almost anything), and they don't have a common set of "Tags" like variable tags do. Instead they have alpha numeric IDs (eg. text1, var2, choice3) which are unique to each template.
Note: Placeholders need to be set by template editors. If you would like a Placeholder option within your template, or if you have questions about existing options, contact your LeveragePoint program manager.
While placeholders can be used to display almost anything, the most common usage is to display variable values on custom slides. Some placeholders IDs may not be visible to users (specifically placeholders that feed graphs), but others can be seen on slides before they are attributed to a variable in a value model. See the screenshot below for an example.
The placeholder IDs will be the alpha numeric value in between the @ symbol and the / symbol. In the example above, the placeholders IDs are var16, var17, var18, var19, var20, and var21. To set up this slide so that the above placeholders IDs display variable values, use the More drop down menu from within a value model and choose the option "Placeholders."
This will open the Placeholder dialog, with tabs to set placeholders IDs for every piece of data within your value model. Go to the tab containing the data you'd like to set with your placeholder and type the placeholder ID in the corresponding text box. On the variables tab, there is a search bar to make it easier to shorten your list.
To view this value in the value proposition preview, click OK, save your value model, then preview as VP.