I'm sorry to have to tell you that the $chapnum system variable can only have a single value in any given file. If you *must* have multiple chapters in the same file you must build your numbering scheme from individual numbering counters, which was the standard mechanism for FrameMaker versions through v5.5.6.
And if you have multiple chapters in a file and you need to use a numbering scheme for your tables and figures that includes the chapter number (a scheme which seems to be used less and less as time goes by, BTW) you will need to build a single labeled numbering scheme that includes separate counter elements for the chapter number, for each level of section number, for tables, and for figures. The $chapnum system variable was introduced in FrameMaker 6.0 to simplify just this kind of situation (and also to make it easier to use multiple files for a single chapter), but it does require you to follow a no more than one chapter per file model. Many people are confused or simply intimidated by the complexity of this single, consolidated numbering series, but it is all completely logical if you simply slow down and do things methodically. Over the years there have been several very good articles written on how to implement and maintain this kind of numbering in Frame, and at least one of them was always available on the FrameUsers website. (If only the FrameUsers website were available...) If you're lucky, one or more of the authors who are list members will offer to send you a copy of their article or point you to some other website where it is still available. My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel. Fred Ridder (fred dot ridder at intel dot com) Intel Parsippany, NJ -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Robert.Werner at appsense.com Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 6:19 AM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Updating chapter numbers All, Using Frame 7.2 Can two occurrences of the same chapter styles be used in a single file within a book and update correctly? The style uses the <$chapnum> value but does not increment when there are two occurences in the same file. Other styles used in a document with numbering which inherit the $chapnum value from the chapter style also do not update correctly. I have scoured the Framemaker documentation for an indication of what the answer might be without success. If more than one occurrence of the chapter style cannot be used in the same frame file and correctly increment with the expected results in the numbering of other styles which inherit the chapnum value, such as captions, I would like to understand why this is the case so that I can explain this to interested parties here at my workplace. Thanks in advance Rob Robert Werner Technical Author AppSense(r) 3200 Daresbury Park Daresbury Warrington WA4 4BU UK Email: robert.werner at appsense.com Web: http://www.appsense.com/ Tel: +44 (0) 161 216 3200 Mob: +44 (0) 796 9829137 Fax: +44 (0) 161 216 3232