4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 19, 2013 10:20 AM by FM-new-user RSS

    About multiple cross-ref markers at source

    FM-new-user

      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

        • 1. Re: About multiple cross-ref markers at source
          Bob Niland (Error 7103) Community Member

          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.

          • 2. Re: About multiple cross-ref markers at source
            FM-new-user Community Member

            Thank you so much! Although I don't know what MIF wash is and how to use it (will google it later), I did find some duplicate markers  through

            Edit > Find/Change > Marker of Type: [Cross-Ref], for when I click through some become stagnant for a while before it continues to find the next marker.

            Now, when I use the step to check the suspected markers using:

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

            Bring up the Marker Dialog: Special > Marker

            how come I only see one entry of marker text in the pane? Also, is there a way to find duplciate marker  visually, is it thicker than single marker? In my document, it looks the same as the single marker.

            Thank  you for responding again.

             

            A FM-new-user

            • 3. Re: About multiple cross-ref markers at source
              Bob Niland (Error 7103) Community Member

              > ... 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
              • 4. Re: About multiple cross-ref markers at source
                FM-new-user Community Member

                Thank you Error7103! I followed the steps you gave and found the multiple markers I've been looking for. Now, I've been trying to find the unique marker id in front of marker text of each marker and found they are the same (I used the techniq of inserting x plus right arrow, delete marker and x, select remaining marker and source text, Special-Marker-> to see marker text) for each found marker, does this mean if there are multiple cross-ref markers at the source, FrameMaker treat them as one marker?  The reason for my inverstigatio is I need to write a program to catch this but I don't know FM well regarding the behavior of markers.

                Thank you for responding. I really need to find it out today.

                 

                 

                A FM-new-user