Interesting. I'll have to check it out.



-----Original Message-----
From: Susan Modlin [] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 3:13 PM
To: Mike Feimster; framers at
Subject: RE: Carrying the Title of a Book forward [was Variables]


If your output is in PDF format, you might want to consider Buildfire from It allows you to define one or more PDF files from a
FrameMaker book file. For each PDF definition, you can specify variable
definitions and conditional text settings. 

I use it to produce three distinctly different PDFs from each of my Frame
book files. At production time, Buildfire cranks through the Frame source,
updating variables and conditions on the fly, and spits out nice, neat PDFs.

One caveat: Convivio is based in Montreal, so don't plan on needing support
on a Canadian holiday -- and there appear to be lots of them.



Susan Frahm Modlin
Publications Manager, Edusoft
Riverside Publishing, a Houghton Mifflin Company

-----Original Message-----

That kind of works as a work around. Until I quickly switch from one book to
another and create the PDF, but forget to reimport the variables.

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