Hi Z,

User variables cannot be used in autonumbers. If you are not using the 
$volnum variable for any other purpose, you could use it for this.


Rick Quatro
Carmen Publishing Inc

> Hi, all.
> (Using FrameMaker 8.0p277 on a Windows XP Pro SP3 system.)
> I am currently using the following autonumbering format to increment a 
> counter for certain paragraphs:
> R:22.4a-<n+>
> This works well for my needs.
> However, the "22.4a" is actually the version number of the book (happens 
> to be a technical specification). When I update the book (which can happen 
> often), I use a variable to update the content as needed. Very simply, I 
> have a variable called "RevNum" which is set at the book level - using the 
> wonderful BookVars tool from Leximation - to hold this value.
> My problem:
> I would like the above autonumber format to also change when I update the 
> variable. I see constructs such as "<$chapnum>" available, but I cannot 
> seem to use a user variable "<$RevNum>" like this:
> R:<$RevNum>-<n+>
> to get the outcome I am looking for (when RevNum is set to "22.4a" ... and 
> works great with other text locations).
> Is there any way to do this cleanly and easily and automatically, so that 
> I do not have to go edit the paragraph format each time and update the 
> autonumber format? Am I doing something fundamentally wrong here?
> Z
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