Richard, you are absolutely correct! I just tested EZVars as well, and the method works perfectly.
Using EZVars, combined with Sharon's "add the character tag" to a variable recommendation: (a) creates the new variable with the required minimum set of font changes like italic and spread and (b) properly searches for and substitutes the variable for the text. FWIW, my most heavily used plug-in is Leximation's BookVars (by a wide margin) ... and EZTools's EZVars is next. :) Z -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Combs, Richard Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 2:56 PM To: Avraham Makeler Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: RE: Find <text> Apply <tag> Avraham Makeler wrote: > Thanks Sharon,Ok, I have done it and it works ... > > ... almost completely. Sharon was absolutely correct about creating a variable. But there's a "gotcha" with the Find/Replace strategy for replacing the company name text with the variable: When you copy the variable (her step 5), you're copying _that specific instance_ of the variable, including the formatting of that instance (i.e., the formatting it inherits from the pgf it's in). So if you copy an instance in body text, it works when you paste it into body text, but when you paste it into a heading, it's the wrong size, font, weight ... whatever. That's why I recommended EZVars from electropubs.com. It lets you replace the company name text with a _new instance_ of the variable, just as if you'd selected the text, selected Special > Variable, and replaced the text with a variable. Give it a trial -- I think you'll agree it's well worth the modest cost. If for some reason you can't try EZVars, follow Sharon's instructions, but in multiple stages. First, create and copy an instance of the variable in body text and use it to replace all body text occurrences of the company name. Then create and copy an instance of the variable in your Heading 1 pgf and use it to replace Heading 1 occurrences of the company name. Repeat for other pgf formats as necessary. Or, since there are probably far fewer replacements needed in headings, etc., just use Find to select those and then use Special > Variable to replace the text manually. HTH! Richard G. Combs Senior Technical Writer Polycom, Inc. richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom 303-223-5111 ------ rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom 303-777-0436 ------ _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as Syed.Hosain at aeris.net. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/syed.hosain%40aeris. net Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.