Re: Framemaker Variables in Variables?

Subject: Re: Framemaker Variables in Variables?
From: Chris <cud -at- telecable -dot- es>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 08:57:39 +0100

Quick answer... no (or not that I know of).

Maker variables are different than Word variables. A Maker variable is a range of text that is expanded out according to a definition you specify in the Vars dialog (and Maker stores as a separate data object somewhere in the document). One defenition per "range". So you would need to have one variable for prod name, one for version, and another for prod name + version, if that's how you want to do it.

On the other hand, I'm fairly certain you can nest text insets. That would mean you can have a flow "MyInsetFlow" in a document with some text in it. That text can include a text inset to some other file or flow. Then you can import the MyInsetsFlow text into your real document. Probably not worth the effort if you're just talking about prod names and versions. But for other things it might be worthwhile.

Finally, you should probably get into the FrameUsers list... Check out http://www.frameusers.com/

Cheers cud


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