But don't forget this method copies and replaces the formatting too, unless 
your variable definition sets the formatting.

Cheers, Rebecca

>>> Peter Gold <peter at knowhowpro.com> 04/15/06 3:20 AM >>>
Hi, John:

Have you tried Find/Replace, as:

* Create the new variable.
* Insert one instance of it.
* Copy to clipboard.
* Find an instance of the old variable.
* Replace by pasting.

If this works, open all files in the book, save all files in the 
book, then Find/Replace across the book. Check representative 
replacements across the book before saving all files.

HTH

________________
Regards,

Peter Gold
KnowHow ProServices


At 11:04 AM -0400 4/14/06, John Sgammato wrote:
>Is there a way (other than FrameScript and similar tools) to rename 
>a variable throughout a book?
>
>I want to rename the user variable BoldProduct to B-BoldProduct so I 
>can get to it quickly from Ctrl-0.
>
>It looks like once the variable is in use (hundreds of places 
>throughout a doc set), the only way to change it is one at a time, 
>in which case the change would use up more time than I would ever 
>save by implementing it!
>
>I appreciate any clues.
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