Hi Charles If all your system variables have the same value in all files in the book, you can make an import-from FM file and delete the variables you don't want, then import variable definitions from that file. Problem is, you can't delete system variables.
But you can with a "mif fragment". Create a .mif file by saving from FM, then gut it in a text editor so that it only has the variables you want to change. That removes the system variables that you don't want to change, so you can import into all files in the book. Works beautifully. You can use it to change just user variables, just system variables, or a mix. For example, to just change a variable called BookName, one of our mif fragments has this stuff: <MIFFile 7.00> <VariableFormats <VariableFormat <VariableName `BookName'> <VariableDef `Rapier i Switch Software Reference'> > # end of VariableFormat > # end of VariableFormats # End of MIFFile Once you've gutted your mif file, you musn't ever save it from FrameMaker, or it adds in values for the system variables, and a pile of other stuff. Cheers, Rebecca >>> "Charles Beck" <Charles.Beck at infor.com> 14/01/08 16:08 >>> Esteemed Framers, I think I once knew the answer to this question, but it escapes me now, and I can find nothing in the Frame documentation: Is there any way to import a single or a selected subset of variable values from one document to another? I tend to think there is not, that it is all-or-nothing, but I thought I'd check to be sure. Anyone out there know for sure? Chuck Beck Sr. Technical Writer | Infor | Office: 614.523.7302 | Charles.Beck at infor.com <mailto:Charles.Beck at infor.com> _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as rebecca.officer at alliedtelesis.co.nz. 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/rebecca.officer%40alliedtelesis.co.nz Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. NOTICE: This message contains privileged and confidential information intended only for the use of the addressee named above. If you are not the intended recipient of this message you are hereby notified that you must not disseminate, copy or take any action in reliance on it. If you have received this message in error please notify Allied Telesis Labs Ltd immediately. Any views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender, except where the sender has the authority to issue and specifically states them to be the views of Allied Telesis Labs.