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)
Parsippany, NJ

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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

Thank you for your time.

Brian Darold
Technical Documentation Manager
Research & Development
Sage Software Healthcare Division
15151 NW 99th Street ? Alachua, FL 32615
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