John Posada wrote: > Tammy...you don't have to go through that series of menu selections > to pick a variable. > >>From your keyboard, enter <CTRL> 0 to display the available variables > in the bottom space of your FM document..you can scroll thrtough the > list with your cursor keys. > > Enter <CTRL> 0 <L> <Enter> where <L> would be the defined letter of > the variable and 0 is the zero character, not the alpha character. > > Note...you have to create these variables first. so, create a > variable named X for .xml file and a variable named P for PDF, etc,
For use on a PC, an alternative shortcut (that I find easier to hit than the ctrl + 0 combination requiring a stretch from both little fingers) is: Alt + s, v, <L> <Enter> (where <L> is the initial letter of the variable). Hold the Alt key with your thumb -- it's easy to reach on either side of the spacebar while your fingers remain on the home keys. The key sequence activates the menu commands as if you were clicking them, so you can verify your choice in the variables dialog box before hitting Enter, if need be. HTH, -- Stuart Rogers Technical Communicator Phoenix Geophysics Limited Toronto, ON, Canada +1 (416) 491-7340 x 325 srogers phoenix-geophysics com "The Alt key is your friend."