The building blocks you are trying to use can only be used in the definitions of System Variables. User Variables only support static values. You cannot add new System Variables, but you *can* redefine the existing System Variables with different building blocks to suit your needs; you just can't have the standard and customized versions at the same time.
My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel. Fred Ridder Intel Parsippany, NJ >From: "Eli Har-Even" <ehareven at checkpoint.com> >To: <framers at lists.frameusers.com> >Subject: Creating a custom date variable >Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 10:27:16 +0300 > >This should be easy but I can't get it to work. > > > >I need a variable that shows the month and year, for example April 2006. I >created a custom variable based on the definition of the system variable >"Current Date (long)", which is defined as <$monthname> <$daynum>, <$year>. >My new custom variable has the definition <$monthname> <$year>. However- >it >shows up as <$monthname<$year. > > > >I could change the definition of the system variable, but I'd rather leave >it unchanged. > > > >What am I missing? > > > >[FrameMaker Version 6.0p405] > > > >Thanks > >Eli. > > > > > >_______________________________________________ > > >You are currently subscribed to Framers as DocuDoc at hotmail.com. > >Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > >To unsubscribe send a blank email to >framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com >or visit >http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/docudoc%40hotmail.com > >Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit >http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. _________________________________________________________________ On the road to retirement? Check out MSN Life Events for advice on how to get there! http://lifeevents.msn.com/category.aspx?cid=Retirement