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Is it possible to insert a variable in mailto functionality?

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Inserting a Variable

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Hi ???

It is generally not possible to have an FM variable in any of the marker texts (index, hypertext, ...).

Klaus

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Hmmm, some variables do work in marker texts.

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You are right, Lothar. I need to be more precise: User variables can not be used in any marker type.

In index markers a number of building blocks are valid (such as <$startrange>). In cross reference markers building blocks such as <$paranum> or <$pagenum> are valid. Some of these are system variables such as <$chapnum> - which you mentioned in your example.

All system- and user variables are available on master pages. On body pages and reference pages all user variables are available, but not all system variables (for example <$curpagenum>).

You can find a complete table of these building blocks in

[1]    S. O'Keefe and S. A. Loring, FrameMaker 7: The complete reference. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2002.

[2]    M. Sullivan and S. O'Keefe, Publishing fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11. Research Triangle Park, N.C: Scriptorium Press, 2013.

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Hi Klaus, thanks for the recommendation.

Unfortunately, both the books you mention are out of print.

The FrameMaker 2015 and FrameMaker 2017 versions are available (in print and/or eBook) at

http://techcommtools.com/books/

The print version is also available on Amazon, but at a higher price.

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So it's definitively time for me to put some information on my website...

Watch out for http://daube.ch/docu/fmaker80.hrml

Klaus

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Of course the link in the previous post should read http://daube.ch/docu/fmaker80.html

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