I have an issue with the Framemaker coss refernces. When adding a cross reference like one that shows "Chapter no." and "page no." it is displayed with a tab between Chapter and Page eg. Chapter 3 on page 34.
I haven't figured out how to replace the tab with a single space or how to edit the tab size. I looked into the Adobe help and the online forum but haven't found an answer.
In the cross-reference definition, any tab in the construct would be visible as a "\t", and in the body text as a ">" (with text symbol display enabled).
Since Chapter Number is a system variable, there's some chance it's been modified to include a tab, which would appear similarly.
Change the "\t" to a space or non-breaking space ("\ ") as desired.
What the tab does is controlled by the Basic:Tab Stops properties of the paragraph in which the xref is inserted. In general, you don't want tabs in these sorts of Xrefs.
I just tested this (with text symbols shown). A tab in a cross-reference
definition is not visible, if it is pasted as tab. If it is pasted as \t, I see
it as \t in the cross-reference definition and as > in the cross-reference.
Therefore I suggest to replace the characters between the number
and "on page" with a single space. Possibly a tab is hidden there.
Would you be so kind to elaborate where I can look into those default variables? When looking in to "variables" I find only costum ones and none auf the default.
I worked my way though the adobe help.pdf but didnt find anything helpful so far.
> ... where I can look into those default variables?
This presumes FM is in English UI mode:
If this is your situation, find the person who did that, and toss them into the North Sea, in winter.
When you edit a User Variable, the dialog only shows User Variables.
When you edit a System variable, the dialog only show System Variables.
While it's difficult to troubleshoot in (what looks to me like) German, I believe you are using the equivalent of the <$paranum> building block, which is picking up the tab from your paragraph's autonumber format. Replace that building block with the (German?) equivalent of the <$paranumonly> building block, and you should be fine.
Explanations for these things are in my (hefty, 700 page) book.
Matt R. Sullivan
co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11
That did the trick. Thank you very much Mr. Sullivan. The paranum is the <$AbsNumExkl> in the German version of Framemaker 11.
But still, I believe the author of the document I am working on somehow tempered with the <$paranum> variable.
I would also like to thank every one else who came up with a possible solutions to my problem.