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Tab between 2 cross references.

Oct 24, 2013 12:01 AM

Hello,

 

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.

 

Best regards

 
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    Oct 24, 2013 4:09 AM   in reply to Mr. Lassen

    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.

     
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    Oct 24, 2013 4:29 AM   in reply to Mr. Lassen

    Check the construction of variables AbsNum and SeiteNum as well.

     
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    Oct 24, 2013 4:33 AM   in reply to Mr. Lassen

    Hi,

     

    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.

     

    Best regards

     

    Winfried

     
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    Oct 24, 2013 5:57 AM   in reply to Mr. Lassen

    > ... where I can look into  those default variables?

     

    This presumes FM is in English UI mode:

     

    1. Click in some Body text.
    2. Special > Variable
    3. Select any System variable, such as "Chapter Number"
      [ Edit Definitions ]
    4. This particular variable is normally Definition:
      <$chapnum>
      Based on what you are seeing, it might be:
      <$chapnum>\t
    5. Delete the \t.
      [ Edit ]
      [ Done ]

     

    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.

     
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    Oct 24, 2013 9:23 AM   in reply to Mr. Lassen

    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

    Matt R. Sullivan
    co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11

     
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    Oct 25, 2013 11:03 AM   in reply to Mr. Lassen

    Hmmm, If you want to see the default definition of the <$paranum> (<AbsNum>?) variable, simply create a new blank portrait document. Use that string to redefine your "problem" variable.

     

    -Matt

     
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