Hi Lin...

You may want to take a look at a plugin we offer called BookVars.


This lets you maintain multiple variable definitions that can be swapped 
in for each other as needed. It sounds like it would do what you're 
looking for. Use the free 30-day trial to see if it works for you. Let 
me know if you have any questions.



Scott Prentice
Leximation, Inc.

Lin Surasky wrote:
> Hi all-
> I'm reasonably certain you can't set conditional text within a variable,
> which in essence is what I want to do so.... How would you do this?
> I'm on Windows XP, Unstructured FM 7.2, no FrameScript :(
> I need to generate release notes for a suite of applications; each
> application gets its own book (consisting of a cover, TOC and chapter(s)
> for content). In addition, each CUSTOMER gets their own version of the
> release notes for each application they receive. Obviously, this is a
> job for conditional text. Or is it variables? ;-)
> What I have so far is a single template that contains a condition for
> each application in the suite. For a particular application, all I need
> to do is hide all conditions except the one I'm working on, and I have
> the title, footer, and logo for the application all displayed as they
> should be. When all conditions are showing, the footer and title page
> are a mess, because they're full of "XXX AAA Release NotesXXX BBB
> Release NotesXXX CCC Release Notes..." Obviously, I can save some space
> by changing the variable definitions (used for the title and the footer)
> to just the name of the application and leave XXX Release Notes in plain
> text. But I still have multiple variables (one for each application in
> the suite: AAA, BBB, CCC, etc.)
> The question is, is there a way to maintain this with only one variable
> definition, or do I still need to have a different variable definition
> for each application? In theory, what I want is to define a single
> variable (i.e., Module Name) that will display AAA, BBB, or CCC
> depending on which condition is showing. In practice, I know you can't
> do it this way, but is there a simpler way than what I have set up
> already?
> Any insight from the pros is much appreciated!
> -Lin
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