Although this formed a part of a larger solution which was controlled
using a FrameMaker plugin, I used Header/Footer markers and the
respective variables (<$marker1> & <$marker2>) to achieve a similar

On the page where your Head1 exist you could add a marker with the Head2
content. This could be performed manually or using one of the scripting
tools available for FrameMaker (i.e. FrameAC or FrameScript).



-----Original Message-----
[ at] On
Behalf Of Gillian Flato
Sent: 10 January 2007 17:00
To: Steve Rickaby; Art Campbell
Cc: framers
Subject: RE: Running Headers

But my Head2 is not necessarily on the same page. I could have a Head1
and an introduction that is long and makes the text flow onto the next
page so the Head 2 starts on the next page. So how do I compensate for

Thank you,

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Rickaby [] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 2:47 AM
To: Art Campbell; Gillian Flato
Cc: framers
Subject: Re: Running Headers

At 16:59 -0500 9/1/07, Art Campbell wrote:

>If all your heads are on the same page as the header, though, you can
>tell it to pick up the last Head2 on the page by modifying the
>variable string in the Master Page header to <$paratext[+,Head2]>
>instead of <$paratext[Head2]>.

Yup: this '+' notation also allows you to create 'dictionary' style
spanned headers, like 'Aardvark-Avocet', 'Bantam-Broiler', kind of
stuff. I've used it when typesetting directories.


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