On 10/23/09, Syed.Hosain at aeris.net <Syed.Hosain at aeris.net> wrote:
> 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
> FWIW, my most heavily used plug-in is Leximation's BookVars (by a wide
> margin) ... and EZTools's EZVars is next. :)
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Combs,
> 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.
> Richard G. Combs
> Senior Technical Writer
> Polycom, Inc.
> richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
> rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
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