Hi Z, User variables cannot be used in autonumbers. If you are not using the $volnum variable for any other purpose, you could use it for this.
Rick Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing Inc 585-659-8267 www.frameexpert.com > Hi, all. > > (Using FrameMaker 8.0p277 on a Windows XP Pro SP3 system.) > > I am currently using the following autonumbering format to increment a > counter for certain paragraphs: > > R:22.4a-<n+> > > This works well for my needs. > > However, the "22.4a" is actually the version number of the book (happens > to be a technical specification). When I update the book (which can happen > often), I use a variable to update the content as needed. Very simply, I > have a variable called "RevNum" which is set at the book level - using the > wonderful BookVars tool from Leximation - to hold this value. > > My problem: > > I would like the above autonumber format to also change when I update the > variable. I see constructs such as "<$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 > _______________________________________________