Bill Rost wrote: > In a .pdf of one of the books, instead of the current page number (like > a 1, 2, ...) in the header, I see "<xnumber>34". Yikes! The other books > show the page number that I expect. > > > > Looking at the Master Page of the problematic book, I see "Running H/F 1 > <xnumber>#" (without question marks). When selected, the "<xnumber>#" > translates to Current Page # in Variables, and when I click Edit I see > "<xnumber><$curpagenum>". > <snip> > > I've searched FrameMaker Help and this list for info about <xnumber> and > about displaying variables. Is there a display setting that is causing > this problem? Do I have two totally different variables? What does the > red color on the # sign mean?
There are only two things that appear in brackets in a variable definition: the variable building blocks (which, like <$curpagenum>, all start with a $) and character tags. So <xnumber> must be the name of a character format that's missing. The text is displayed because FM doesn't recognize it as a char tag name, so it treats it as literal text. The red color is an attribute of the <xnumber> char format. In the other books without the problem, I presume the page numbers are red. If you look in their character catalog, you'll see "xnumber" listed. If you import char formats from the template or a book without the problem, the word "<xnumber>" will go away and be replaced by the formatting of that tag. Why the Keeper of Templates wanted to make page numbers red is another issue. Richard Richard G. Combs Senior Technical Writer Polycom, Inc. richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom 303-223-5111 ------ rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom 303-777-0436 ------