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Cross Reference Format

Jul 13, 2013 11:22 AM

Is there a cross reference format for listing two steps? I'd like to have, "See Steps 5 and 6 on page 2" as a cross reference. I found formats for the "5" and "page 2," but can't seem to find a format for the "6". I also inserted a second marker but couldn't figure out how to combine it with the phrase.

Thank you!

 
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    Jul 14, 2013 4:04 AM   in reply to GHAustin

    No, there isn't, and there is a very good conceptual reason for it: a cross-reference points to one single marker (or object). Pointing to two diffent objects would require two pointing fingers, so to speak, and one cross-reference only has one finger to point with. What you are looking for is conceptually impossible.

     

    You will have to do it using two cross-references and adapting the format for the first to only list the step and the second to list both step and page. Life it tough, sometimes.

     

    Good luck

     

    Jang

     
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    Jul 14, 2013 8:32 AM   in reply to GHAustin

    > ... but can't seem to find a format for the "6".

     

    It's <$paranumonly>, but as Jang points out, it's a second, independent Xref.

     
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    Jul 14, 2013 9:00 AM   in reply to GHAustin

    GHAustin wrote:

     

    Is there a cross reference format for listing two steps? I'd like to have, "See Steps 5 and 6 on page 2" as a cross reference. I found formats for the "5" and "page 2," but can't seem to find a format for the "6". I also inserted a second marker but couldn't figure out how to combine it with the phrase.

    Thank you!

     

     

    4everjang's comment doesn't mean you have to like FrameMaker's lack of the feature you want. A FrameMaker index entry can point to a range of source text, so if you think that would be a good enhancement to the cross-reference feature, consider posting a formal enhancement request here: Wishform. The more requests that are posted, the more likely that the feature will appear in some future version. Nothing to lose, everything to gain.

     

     

    HTH

     

     

    Regards,

     

     

    Peter

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