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Cross-reference mixup after package

Mar 4, 2013 6:06 PM

Tags: #package #cross_reference

Hi,

 

I've got a question regarding InDesign cross-reference.

 

Here's the background:

  1. The original source is stored in F drive.
  2. Packaged source is stored in C drive.
  3. For each of my drafts, I need to attach the packaged source with the PDF.
  4. I have 10 cross references in a 100 page document.

 

The question is this:

When I package the InDesign files, I assumed that my cross references will be updated to the InDesign files in the packaging directory.

But when I checked them out, the cross references were still linked to the original source. So I had to manually update each cross reference to the packaging directory.

Although the PDF works fine, I have some concerns about this situation.

 

Does any one else had this problem? If so, are there any solutions to this issue?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

 

Thx.

 
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    Mar 5, 2013 2:23 AM   in reply to lilis_skyremix

    Are the cross-refs to targets in the same file? What sort of anchor did you choose?

     
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    Mar 5, 2013 5:03 PM   in reply to lilis_skyremix

    Cross-refs are essentially pointers, or links, and ID doesn't update cross-file cross-refs to point to the packaged files. You'll have to do that manually.

     
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    Mar 6, 2013 4:34 AM   in reply to lilis_skyremix

    Books are funny creatures. Another thing that confuses a lot of users is that if you make a copy of the .indb file and all the component .indd files, the copied .indb does not point to the copied .indds, but retains the links to the original locations.

     
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