You didn't create a new character format and apply it to the text in the variable in the Variable dialog box. That's where you do it.
Look in the Frame docs for more help. sharon Sharon Burton MadCap Software Product Consultant Managing your content, one topic at a time www.anthrobytes.com 951-369-8590 IM: sharonvburton at yahoo.com Twitter: sharonburton From: Avraham Makeler [mailto:amake...@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 12:00 PM To: sharon at anthrobytes.com Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: Find <text> Apply <tag> Thanks Sharon, Ok, I have done it and it works ... ... almost completely. I am having the same problem with the character style that I had with Roger_Shuttleworth's suggestion that I Find+Apply the text string with my desired character style. Namely, I can;t get the attributes of my style to stay as "As Is" and so when I apply the style it does not just apply the italic, which is what I want, but it applies all the specific style attributes of the style. Thanks, avi On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 7:18 PM, Sharon Burton <sharon at anthrobytes.com> wrote: 1. Create a new character style with the attributes you want. Call it TextItalics, for example. 2. Create a variable. Call it CompanyName. 3. Define the variable with the name of the product, using the new character format, as needed. 4. Replace an instance of the current product name text with the CompanyName variable you create. 5. Select the variable. Press Ctrl+c. The variable is copied into the buffer. 6. Open the Find/Replace. 7. Type the text you want to find - in this case, it's the name of the company. 8. In the Replace area, select Copy from Clipboard. 9. Click Find Next. 10. Click Replace. Click Find Next. 11. Rinse and repeat until all text company names have been replaced with your variable. (This is all from memory, so parts may be slightly wrong) The advantage to this is that when they change the company name again - and they will - you change the value of the CompanyName variable and it's changed through out the file. Import that variable into all other documents and you're done. Do this for the product name as well, because if they are changing the company name, they'll change the product name. Usually at the last second. sharon Sharon Burton MadCap Software Product Consultant Managing your content, one topic at a time www.anthrobytes.com 951-369-8590 IM: sharonvburton at yahoo.com Twitter: sharonburton -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Avraham Makeler Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 10:00 AM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: Find <text> Apply <tag> It works. I thought I already tried this but it didn't work before. The guys on this forum obviously have "green fingers"... Just one small problem though... I used the Emphasis character style. I tried to apply "As is" to all the formatting of Emphasis, and then to set it to italics, but it didn't "stick". So when I then applied the Emphasis style to a title, for example, it changed the font of the word Acme to whatever size and color Emphasis is, which in my case, is italicized body text. >> As for applying italics without a character format, I think most would agree that this is a Bad Thing. I agree that this is not professional, but if I do it this way then at least I don't get the problem I get when I use a character style (Emphasis) above. Thanks, avi