John Milligan wrote: > Initially I wrote to ask for help solving a problem involving > variables sprinkled throughout a book, liberally throughout > each chapter. My question was, is there a variable I can > change and run through an entire book that'll put the book > title in the page header of every chapter? > > The general responses seem to be (1) nope, not in FrameMaker > and (2) why don't you try using cross-references? Or import > the variables from my title chapter into every other file? I > am bemused by the lack of interest in what I think is a > potentially valuable feature for FrameMaker.
John, you're either being obstinate or obtuse. "Nope" has *not* been the general response. Forget cross-references, they're a distraction. The general response, stated half a dozen different ways, is that FrameMaker's variable functionality does *exactly* what you want your "super variable" to do, and does it *easily*, if you'll just _learn_how_variables_work_ and how to make variable (and other format) definitions _consistent_ across the files of a book. Maybe FM's manual/help and we list members haven't explained it to you well enough. Or maybe you're simply so certain that you (an FM newbie) know how it *ought* to work that you'd rather bitch than learn. But I for one don't appreciate your attitude. Richard ------ Richard G. Combs Senior Technical Writer Polycom, Inc. richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom 303-223-5111 ------ rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom 303-777-0436 ------