Re: List of variables in FrameMaker

Subject: Re: List of variables in FrameMaker
From: nealonj -at- hhp -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 08:03:20 -0400

Sheila wrote:

"You have to have the document in a FrameMaker book, then add a List of
References to the book, with "variables" specified as the objects to be

"Variables" is not an option in the List of References dialog. I had tried
"Text Inset" as the referent, but that didn't work. If someone knows a way
to generate this list, please post. I have FM 7.1.

Someone sent an off-list reply that did work:

Another way of generating it is this simple 4-step procedure:

1. Start a blank document that has no variables except $pagenum etc.
I always keep a totally stripped-down template for such purposes
(no catalogs, no x-refs, no variables, etc.)

2. Import Variables from the document you're interested in.

3. Save new doc in Maker Interchange Format.

4. Open MIF file in text editor and extract the section that defines the

The text file is a little hard to read, but it provides the information.

Jessica Nealon
Technical Writer
HHP Charlotte


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