huntleye at gmail.com asked: > Does anybody know the limit on the number of characters for a Running H/F > variable? I am guessing 255 or 256 as I think I've encountered it. Also, is > it purely a display problem or is that the effective lenghth of the > variable?
There *is* a size limit for explicitly defined user variables (255 characters in the definition, including any formatting building blocks), but I'm not sure that the limit applies to reference-based system variables. I just created a test document, with a 12-line paragraph referenced by the Running H/F variable, and Frame picked up all of the paragraph's text in the header (as soon as I made the header frame large enough to display all of it). I think the only way you might run afoul of the size limit for variables in the case of system variables is in the *definition* of the variable. For example, if you have a Running H/F variable that uses the $paratext building block with a list of a dozen or so paragraph tags, each of which has a fairly long tag name, you could exceed 255 characters *in the defintion*. But the length of the referenced content doesn't seem to matter. Fred Ridder _________________________________________________________________ Peek-a-boo FREE Tricks & Treats for You! http://www.reallivemoms.com?ocid=TXT_TAGHM&loc=us