You CAN use the same tag for all chapters.  But you have to use a system
variable as well.  BTW, we use the system variables for most things in the
footers.  Here's how to set it up.

As you know, page numbers that include the current chapter number and
current page number look like this:
Chapter Number-Current Page #  (<$chapnum>-<$curpagenum>)

If you want the title of the chapter (such as TOC, Glossary, or Index) to be
substituted for the chapter number, substitute one of the Running H/F
variables for the variable Chapter Number.  You can use the same variable in
all the chapters where you want the chapter title to appear instead of a
chapter number.

1. In the variables dialog box, select one of the Running H/F variables.
Example: Running H/F 2
2. Edit the definition.
3. Change whatever the definition is to <$paratext[paratag]> (you select
this from the list of definitions).
4. Now edit [paratag] and change it to the name of the tag you use for the
chapter title.
   Example <$paratext[ctnChapterTitleNoNum]> (gets the text of the paragraph
tagged with ctnChapterTitleNoNum)
5. Save and exit the dialog box.
6. On the Left and Right master pages of the chapter you are in, change the
variables in the page number from
      Chapter Number-Current Page #
      Running H/F 2-Current Page #.

Now FM will display the contents of Running H/F 2 instead of the chapter
number.  And the contents of Running H/F 2 are defined by the text that you
have tagged with ctnChapterTitleNoNum.

Result: In the Glossary, where the title Glossary is tagged with
ctnChapterTitleNoNum, the page numbers in that chapter will be Glossary-1.
In the TOC, the page number will be Contents-1, and in the Index, Index-1.

Diane Gaskill
Hitachi Data Systems

-----Original Message-----
[mailto:framers-bounces at]On Behalf Of Nancy Allison
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 11:37 AM
To: Art Campbell
Cc: framers at
Subject: Re: Template organization

  Hey, Art and everybody. I followed Art's explanation, I think. Here's
what I just tried that worked:

I had had a tag called TitleNoNum, which I used for TOC, LOF, LOT, IOM,
etc. Autonumbering was deselected. The result was that the footer for
each of these files was -#, as in -3 instead of Index-3 or Contents-3.

However, in order to insert "Index" into the autonumbering so that
<$chapnum> would pick it up, and "TOC" or "Contents" for the TOC, and so
on, obviously I can no longer use one paragraph tag for all of these

So, for the Index, I created TitleIndex, selected autonumbering, and
entered "Index" in the autonumbering field.

Updated, and yes indeedy, the footer picked up "Index" as the chapnum
and all is well.

Is this what you do, Art? You have separate paragraph tags for each of
those sections?

On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at  2:18 PM, Art Campbell wrote:

> I set the entry in the footers to use the <$chapnum> (or <$volnum>)
> variable so that all chapters are the same and don't require manual
> tweaking. Then set the value of the <$chapnum> variable to "Index" or
> "Contents" or whatever, using the numbering properties tab for the
> component in the book.

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