Hi, Lin. I use the Leximation BookVars plugin all the time and like it a lot - really saves me a lot of time in my book level documentation work.
Consider this an unsolicited recommendation from a satisfied user! :) Z Scott Prentice wrote: > Hi Lin... > > You may want to take a look at a plugin we offer called BookVars. > > http://www.leximation.com/tools/info/bookvars.php > > 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. > > Regards, > > ...scott > > Scott Prentice > Leximation, Inc. > www.leximation.com > +1.415.485.1892 > > 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