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Subject:Variable: forest vs. trees From:Katav <katav -at- YAHOO -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 10 Feb 1998 12:13:06 -0800
(Yes, I did RTM [Chap 7]).
Trying to create a simple <$variable> using system-generated month and
year on an NT4.0 box with FM 5.5.
I tried copying from the supplied System Variable for
Current Date (Long) [<$monthnum> <$daynum> <$year> ]
then, when pasting into the User variable, and then deleting the
<$daynum>. The inserted result is
Note the absence of closing >s; this despite the closing brackets'
presence when the variable was saved.
Using FM's supplied Current Date gives me today's date (no surprise)
rather than the abbreviated <@... above, so FM /is/ picking up Sys
The information ( Month Year ) is to go into a running head on a
Master Page for an in-house newsletter.
I'm 99 percent certain I'm just overlooking something, but what? Any
help (sure, tell me where to go :-]) will be appreciated.
The address is katav -at- yahoo -dot- com
Thanks in advance.
Katav ( katav -at- yahoo -dot- com )
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