As others have noted, it is not possible to use system variables within user variables, nor is it possible to define additional new system variables. But I have to say that I really don?t see that what you are trying to do provides that much utility. Globally updating a regular user variable that contains the year across all files in a book takes only a few minutes, even for a large book, and you only need to change the value once a year. A manual solution works fine for me in this situation.
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.com at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of brian.dar...@sage.com Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 12:03 PM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: system variables inside a user variable? Is it possible to put building blocks inside a user variable? Ideally I'd like to create a variable named CurrentYear that contains only the <$year> building block. For reasons unknown, I'd like to do this without modifying or using the existing current date, modification date, or creation date variables. Thank you for your time. Brian Darold Technical Documentation Manager Research & Development Sage Software Healthcare Division 15151 NW 99th Street ? Alachua, FL 32615 Ph: 386.418.7562 <mailto:Brian.Darold at sage.com> Brian.Darold at sage.com <http://www.sagehealth.com/> www.sagehealth.com