I am using FrameMaker 7.2, unstructured. Once you make the change to one file, then you can import the changes to all the rest of the files from File>Import>Formats>Variable Definitions and import from the one you changed. You can select multiple files to import to.
To accelerate the work of changing each variable, when the Variable window is open you can edit all of them in a row just by going down the list in the open window and clicking Change for each as you finish, but don't click Done until you are done with all of them. This is also a good time to add some number or other identifiers to the names of the variables. For example, I use B-Product for the bold version of the product name, and T-Admin for the title of the Admin Guide. While writing, I just hit Ctrl-0 to open the (almost invisible) Variables list at the bottom of the Window. Then I click the letter or number for the variable I need. Preceding each variable with a code letter or number and then a hyphen ensures it appears first in the alphabetical list, so Ctrl-0 followed by T gets me the Admin Guide title. Down arrow gets me to the other titles in my list, and eventually cycles through all variables. john ________________________________ From: framers-bounces+jsgammato=imprivata....@lists.frameusers.com on behalf of mathieu jacquet Sent: Fri 6/22/2007 9:20 AM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Search and replace content of a variable Hi all, each time I use an existing book for a new product, I have to : . open each file in the book, . display the master pages, . double click my right master page document title variable, . change its definition ("NewProduct Integration Guide"), . double click my left master page document title variable, . change its definition, . save. Is there any way to do that faster using the Change and Replace function? Any help appreciated, Mathieu. _________________________________________________________________ D?couvrez le Blog heroic Fantaisy d'Eragon! http://eragon-heroic-fantasy.spaces.live.com/ _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as jsgammato at imprivata.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/jsgammato%40imprivata.com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.