Hello Joe,

You can use FrameScript to update the content of
your user variable on specific events.
If you have FrameScript, install the script below
and manually insert a variable named "DocModified"
into your documents.

The following "events" were considered:
Keyboard text changes (inserting, deleting), pasting
anything from the clipboard, inserting objects
(anchored frame, table, marker, footnote, math) and
changes from the find/change dialog.

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Event Initialize
Set gvChanges = '3570 274 275 803 559 849 '+
  '848 3968 854 3920 3921 3922 562 563 564';
New EDateTime NewVar(gvEdtMod);
EndEvent

Event NotePostFunction
Find String(IParm) InString(gvChanges)
  WholeWord ReturnStatus(lvIsChange);
If (not lvIsChange) LeaveSub; EndIf
Get Object Type(VarFmt) Name('DocModified')
  NewVar(lvVarFmt) DocObject(ActiveDoc);
If (not lvVarFmt) LeaveSub; EndIf
Run gvEdtMod.SetCurrTime;
Run gvEdtMod.Format FormatStr('%c') NewVar(lvDate);
Set lvVarFmt.Fmt = lvDate;
EndEvent

Event Terminate
Delete Object(gvEdtMod);
EndEvent

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Kind regards,
Klaus


--- Original Message ---
From: Joseph
Date: 06.02.2009 19:45
> Hi Art,
> 
> Unfortunately, I don't think your solution works in my case.
> 
> This book is a features and specifications document, consisting of about 600
> or so different frame files. The content of each frame file is mostly
> independent of one another.  The update process is based on the information
> provided to us by the engineers, which is piece meal and inconsistent. We do
> not know when we will receive additional content nor are we generally
> provided with all the information at once.
> 
> As a result, there's no set time or set amount of information that dictates
> when and what files will be updated in this book. On top of that there are 3
> different writers all updating different files at different times. This
> situation in combination with our workload (working on 500 things at once),
> means that our team is forgetting to manually update this one aspect of the
> frame file. Since we don't have the power to change the workflow, we have
> two options.
> 
> 1. Either train ourselves to start updating this date manually
> 2. Or find a process that would automate it, thus removing the possibility
> of human error
> 
> With your solution, it would still require someone to remember to do this .
> In addition, it would seem even more complicated to the other writers then
> simply typing in the current date.
> 
> Sincerely,
> Joe

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