Importing Data Sets
Creating data sets in the "Variables" dialog is a simple but not very efficient method. If you need a large number of data sets you'd better compose a list of those with an external text editor and then import the list into Photoshop Elements.
To hold names of the imported sets we may need an extra variable.
1. Create in the document a new text layer (with whatever content) and hide it. Let's name this layer "hidden text".
2. Open the "Variables" dialog, select "hidden text" layer, set variable type to "Text Replacement", and name the new variable "country_language".
This variable will help us to identify the imported combinations of destination and localization.
3. Now open any text editing app, create a new document, and enter a text like this:
country_language, welcome_header, welcome_image
kenya_en, Welcome!, c:\My Project\Welcome Photos\Kenya.jpg
thailand_en, Welcome!, c:\My Project\Welcome Photos\Thailand.jpg
The first line contains comma separated variable names, exactly the same as in the "Variables" dialog.
Each of the below lines contains a set of the variable values:
4. Once the list of data sets is ready, save it as a plain text (.txt) document.
5. Return to PSE Editor and run "Import Data Sets" script.
6. In the next dialog, make sure that:
7. Press "OK" and -- if everything has been done correctly -- the imported data sets appear in your document.