I am not quite sure I understand what you are trying to do. It seems to me you are mixing methods. On one hand you are using an autonumbering of a paragraph and on the other hand you want to control it with a system variable for page numbering. That, to my knowledge, cannot be done. This is one of the things we are missing in FM: the ability to assign leading zeros to the numbering. If you add leading zeros like text in the autonumbering or before a page number the number of zeros will always be the same.
One workaround would be to assign different set of master pages to each given number of leading zeros (as I think I recall there was a discussion about earlier this year). Whether you would have to manually assign these master pages or you could make a [fake?] paragraph or element that you put on the page starting the next level (from 0009 to 0010 -- using the ref page master page assignment system), would depend on your set of files. There might be a possible solution doing this automatically with FrameScript. Bodvar On 10/3/07, Randall C. Reed <randall.reed at forceprotection.net> wrote: > Listers: > > Unstructured Frame 7.2 on XP V2002 SP2: I've got 400 files in the book. > I cannot get a "work package number" autonumber to work properly in the > files at the beginning of the book. "P:000<n+>" just returns "0001". > I've gone into the document menu on both the book and individual files > and set the "Page" numbering feature to "Continue." Updated book > numerous times. Re-imported formats. When I add a hard number to the > autonumber in an individual file, it immediately responds with the > correct value on the page, so apparently the tag and function are > working properly. > > - What will fix these random "bad" autonumbers? > > - If I "hardwire" the bad autonumber (change it from "P:000<n+>" to > "P:0008", for example) with the following <n+> numbers pick up normally > ("P:0009", etc., in this example)? > > This is crazy. It is just an autonumber. I've been using FM for 13 years > and I know it is not suppose to be this hard to troubleshoot an > autonumber problem. Except for digesting 400 files in the book, it > should work like a champ, but it is not. What stupid thing am I doing > wrong? > > TIA, > > Randall C. Reed > Senior Technical Writer > Force Protection Industries, Inc. > > This material contains confidential and proprietary information of Force > Protection, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Copying this material or disclosing > such information to others without the Company's prior consent is prohibited. > This material may also contain technical data relating to a "Defense Article" > within the meaning of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (22 CFR > Part 120). The transfer or disclosure of this information to any non-U.S. > person or company without any required export license approved by the United > States Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls may be > prohibited under federal law. > Force Protection Industries, Inc. > > > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as bodvar at gmail.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/bodvar%40gmail.com > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. >