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delete variables from multiple files at once

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Sep 14, 2016

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I have selected All Open Docs and attempted to edit the variable and then update all system variables. FM only updates a single file - so why have a selection for All Open Docs?

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delete variables from multiple files at once

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I have selected All Open Docs and attempted to edit the variable and then update all system variables. FM only updates a single file - so why have a selection for All Open Docs?

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Hi Urthie:

I'm confused: your title says "delete variables" but the post asks about "editing variables".

If you are trying to edit the variable definitions in a number of documents, edit the variables in one file, and then use File > Import Formats to import the updated definitions from the edited file into the other files.

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As for deleting formatting from multiple files—whether variables or para formats, char formats, master pages, etc.— this is not a strength for FrameMaker. Use File > Import > Formats to add formatting, but you'll need to look into a 3rd party app to remove formatting from multiple files at one time. I've used Finalizer by Squids (Basic package for FM ) in the past and while expensive, it greatly automated the clean up.

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