I thoroughly endorse the BookVars plugin! It is an excellent tool and I use it all the time. In fact, I literally updated a few properties (using BookVars) for a FrameMaker book for creating a new PDF ... a few minutes before I responded to this e-mail.
Z Scott Prentice wrote: > You might also want to take a look at our BookVars plugin. This lets you > define groups of variable definitions and import them into books as needed. > > http://www.leximation.com/tools/info/bookvars.php > > ...scott > > Scott Prentice > Leximation, Inc. > www.leximation.com > +1.415.485.1892 > > > > John Sgammato wrote: >> 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.com at 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.