Edit the format definition by changing the existing "Figure" portion to "Fig."
Oh sorry.. maybe I didn't explain my question correctly.. Yes that will work but I still want the text "Figure" to appear next to figures, but when cross referenced in the text I want the text "Fig." instead of "Figure"..
Sorry, my bad. I don't do a lot of x-refs, and I thought you were showing us the reference format. Try this:
Define the figure number as a text anchor from the hyperlinks panel and change the text in the anchor name:
Now create the cross reference, and select the text anchor, then click the little pencil icon to define the format and choose Text Anchor Name and Page Number. In the example shown, I've made a copy and removed the default quote marks:
Imho, it's not a good way! 2 manipulations + If the figure numbers change, the problems begin (e.g. you delete the first figure and the number of the 19,765 figures behind changes: -1! )
So, the cross-references really needs to be based on the figure number as shown, not on an anchor text defined by the op (before/after // in my sample, I've deleted 23 figures). A simple regex will finish the game!
Finally, if the numbering changes, the only thing to do: update all the CR!
If, at a moment, you want to change again: Figure => Image and Fig. => Image, you'll do it with 2 click!
What took you so long?
Aha! [have not seen the topic!]