I think I missed the first part of the thread, but my ImportFormatsSpecial plugin will allow you to only import User Variables into your document or book.
Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing 585-659-8267 www.frameexpert.com > Hi Rebecca, > > I am also looking for a way to import only user variables into my Frame > files. > I tried to gut a mif file as you suggested. Using a text editor, I removed > all the system variable definitions from the mif file and left in all the > user variable definitions. I didn't touch any of the other definitions > since > I'm only going to import variables. When I opened the file in FrameMaker, > FrameMaker put all the system variables back in with some default values. > I > didn't save the mif in FrameMaker. I made it read-only before even opening > in FM just to be sure. Am I missing a step? > > Sivia