Bill Rost wrote: 

> In a .pdf of one of the books, instead of the current page number
> a 1, 2, ...) in the header, I see "<xnumber>34". Yikes! The other
> show the page number that I expect.
> Looking at the Master Page of the problematic book, I see "Running H/F
> <xnumber>#" (without question marks). When selected, the "<xnumber>#"
> translates to Current Page # in Variables, and when I click Edit I see
> "<xnumber><$curpagenum>".
> I've searched FrameMaker Help and this list for info about <xnumber>
> 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

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


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom

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