1. Just using FM, no. I use a plug-in, Index Tools Professional (http://www.siliconprairiesoftware.com/Products.html) to let me use variables in the index entries. It's US$20, I believe.
2. Don't think so, but I suspect that FrameScript could change the path throughout a book to link to files with the same names in a different folder. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Linda G. Gallagher TechCom Plus, LLC lindag at techcomplus dot com www.techcomplus.com 303-450-9076 or 800-500-3144 User guides, online help, FrameMaker and WebWorks ePublisher templates ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Manager, STC Consulting and Independent Contracting SIG http://www.stcsig.org/cic/index.html ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+lindag=techcomplus....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+lindag=techcomplus.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of David Shaked (Wernick) Sent: Monday, February 05, 2007 7:31 AM To: Framers Subject: Using variables for single sourcing In FM 7.2, is it possible to use a variable in the following locations? 1. Within the text of an index marker? 2. As the directory path of a text inset or a graphic? The purpose is single-sourcing. I want to store the name of a product in a variable. I want the index entries, the screen captures, etc. to update automatically when I change the value of the variable. Are there other approaches to achieve the same goal? (I know that I can use conditional text. I'm looking for a solution that doesn't require an independent condition per product name.) David Shaked (Wernick) AlmondWeb Ltd. http://www.almondweb.com Technical Documentation * Web Development * Word and WebWorks Consultants _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as lindag at techcomplus.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/lindag%40techcomplus.com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.