You can use the BookVars file to
rename variables. The RenameVarChar parameter defines the character
that tells the Import Variables command to rename the variable rather
than change its definition. Set the RenameVarChar parameter to a
value (a single character), then use that value as the first character
of the "definition." The next time you run the Import Variables
command, those variables will be renamed. You cannot rename system
variables and you cannot rename an variable to a name that already
exists, but you can replace it (see Replace specific variables in all files in a book).
For example, the following sample file will rename the
PRODNAME, PRODURL, and PRODEXE variables to PRODUCTNAME, PRODUCTURL,
and PRODUCTEXE. The RenameVarChar parameter is set to ">" and that
character is used as the first character in the "definition."
Warning: Be careful to
use a value for the RenameVarChar parameter that is
not used as the first character in your variable names.
Important: Marker variables are
not deleted or renamed through the Import Variables command. For
more information, see Known Limitations.
Note: In BookVars version 1.04 and earlier the
RenameVarChar parameter was named RenVarChar. The old name still
works in version 1.07, but is not guaranteed to work in future versions.
You should update your files to use the new name.