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

Linda G. Gallagher
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-----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.
Technical Documentation * Web Development * Word and WebWorks Consultants


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