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.
>
>
>
>
>
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