Hi Bodvar,

Thanks for the suggestion, however I am not sure that would work in my
situation.

There are about 600 different frame files. Each frame file's date could be
different from all the other files. The reason for this is that these files
are modified at different times. As a result, the date variable in each
frame file must be independent of any other variable in the book. That means
I would need either 600 different variables, or I would need to update that
variable 600 different times.

In addition, it would not be automated. With the modification date variable,
the value is automatically updated, whereas with a user variable it would
need to be manually updated each time.

Sincerely,
Joe




On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 5:39 AM, Bodvar Bjorgvinsson <bodvar at gmail.com>wrote:

> You could use a variable. Keep a single page fm file with only one
> variable, e.g. IssueDate. Update this and import into the book.
>
> Bodvar
>
> 2009/2/5 Joseph <panopticon23 at gmail.com>:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > In one of the books I am working on, I need to insert a date into each
> frame
> > file when the text is modified. For example, if I add a paragraph to
> Frame
> > File 1.fm, then I need to insert 4/05/09. Since this book consists of
> > several hundred frame files, more then one person uses this book, and
> people
> > will forget to update the date manually, I would like to automate this
> > process.
> >
> > At first, I thought the Modification Date variable would address this
> > problem. It only updates the date when you make a change to the frame
> file
> > and save. However, I realized that when you perform a book update, the
> date
> > is changed regardless of whether any change occurred in that particular
> > frame file (eg creating a TOC or updating a text inset).
> >
> > Is there a way to set up a variable so it only updates the date when the
> > user makes an actual change to an individual frame file, while ignoring
> > book-level updates?
> >
> > --
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Joseph Lorenzini
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Sincerely,

Joseph Lorenzini
Naperville, IL
309-319-4487

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