> And about importing the variables and/or master
> pages from the title chapter... file by file, that charming chore gets 
> tedious really quick.  (Not to mention that if
> your variables are slightly off...  Well. even more work.)

I haven't followed this thread closely, but if you have a book, you don't 
have to import formats file by file. You open your source file, bring the 
book to the front, select the components that you want to update, and do 
File > Import > Formats.

In addition, there are a couple of third-party tools to help you. One is my 
ImportFormatsSpecial plugin, which allows you to import user variables and 
system variables separately. Another is FrameScript, which allows you to add 
your own "super" variable functionality to FrameMaker. Of course, it takes 
some time and scripting expertise (or money to buy a script), but for the 
most part, the sky is the limit.

Rick Quatro
Carmen Publishing

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