Preparing Adobe FrameMaker Source Documents : Using Variables in FrameMaker : Deleting Variables in FrameMaker
 
Deleting Variables in FrameMaker
Delete a variable in an Adobe FrameMaker source document when you no longer want to use the variable. Before you delete a variable, ensure you search for the variable and delete or replace all references to the variable. If your source document still contains a reference to a variable after you delete it, Adobe FrameMaker prompts you to convert references to the variable in your source document to editable text.
The following procedure provides an example of how to delete variables in Adobe FrameMaker source documents using unstructured Adobe FrameMaker 7.2. Steps for deleting variables in Adobe FrameMaker may be different in other versions of Adobe FrameMaker.
To delete a variable in an Adobe FrameMaker source document
1. Open the Adobe FrameMaker source document that contains the variable you want to edit.
2. Search for and replace all references to the variable you want to delete in the source document by completing the following steps:
a. On the Edit menu, click Find/Change.
b. In the Find field, select Variable of Name from the list.
c. In the field next to the Find field, type the name of the variable you want to delete.
d. Click Find.
e. Delete each variable you find or replace the variable with a different variable as appropriate.
3. On the Special menu, click Variable.
4. In the Variable field, select the variable you want to delete.
5. Click Edit Definition.
6. In the User Variables field, ensure the variable you want to delete is selected, and then click Delete.
7. Click Done.
8. Click OK to confirm the operation.