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About multiple cross-ref markers at source

Feb 15, 2013 2:17 PM

Hi everyone,

 

I'm assigned to find out duplicate cross-ref markers at the sources. This is not possbile if you use FrameMaker to make x-refes, but some old script in our system do insert the marker each time it creates x-ref to the same source, so there are multiple markers at the sources. I dont't know how to find this out manually using FrameMaker. Has anyone come across such cases?

Thank you for any help.

 

A FM-new-user

 
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    Feb 15, 2013 3:19 PM   in reply to FM-new-user

    Does a MIF wash clear out the dupes?

    I would expect it to (or force them to be unique).

     

    Click in the text somewhere prior to where the first duplicate is suspected.

    Bring up the Marker Dialog: Special > Marker

    Edit > Find/Change > Marker of Type: [Cross-Ref]

    [ Find ]

    then [ Find ] again, and delete if duplicate.

     

    You can also search by Marker Text if you know what it is.

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    MIF wash is a menu option in some FM releases, otherwise:

    in your myfile.fm, Save-As

    (*) MIF {latest version available}

    to: myfile.mif

    Close myfile.fm

    Open myfile.mif

    Save-As to myfile.fm in normal Framemaker binary format.

     
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    Feb 15, 2013 4:58 PM   in reply to FM-new-user

    > ... how come I only see one entry of marker text in the pane?

     

    It only finds one at a time.

     

    > Also, is there a way to find duplciate marker  visually ...

     

    Only by inserting some text, such as:

    1. At first find, hit left arrow
    2. Type X right-arrow X right-arrow X right-arrow until no more marker anchors appear
    3. Delete the dupes, and the X's
     
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