One thing I tried was to add a string variable to a global structure and use a function to set and retrieve the global variable string. It did not work. The string address in the structure did not point to what I needed and crashed MEW32.exe. So that approach is out.
I also prefer to be an end user, and not a MEW32.exe coder. I would do some coding, but in the cmac manual I found the description of the grammer, but not a description of the “how to”.
I will certainly look at the hints I receive. Since from a template I can invoke macros, that gives me the means to set and read a string value.
Thanks to all.