I'm trying to create a partial paragraph cross-reference that stops at the first period of the referenced paragraph.
I know how to make cross references, but am having trouble entering the character for the delimeter. So far I followed the directions in the Help file:
When you insert the Partial Paragraph building block, you must do two things. First, specify the delimiter between the quotation marks. The delimiter is the character that ends the paragraph. Common delimiters include colons (Chapter 7: Granada), periods (Chapter 7. Granada), and dashes (Chapter 7—Granada). To insert special characters such as em dashes (^_), em spaces (^m), and bullet characters (^8), choose an option from the menu that appears when you click the Special Characters icon.
I am able to create a partial x-ref that ends at an em dash. But when I create the building blocks for an x-ref that ends at a period, I get the following:
And I am unable to save or use that definition for the x-ref. I've also tried a delimeter of "^." but that doesn't work either. I can't believe the x-ref for a period is broken.
Hi Sandee. I was able to make it work using the following instruction <fullPara delim="." includeDelim="true"/>. It's hard to tell in the screen shot but is there a chance that those are curly quotes? Try copying mine and see if that works.
OK, so now I have a new problem. I can see the opening straight quote converting to curly.
Why are the quotes in my Cross-Reference Formats Definition field automatically converting to curly quote.
Have you disabled any system fonts? I'm wondering if InDesign is calling for a font it can't find and replacing with a substitute which is using the smart quotes? Just a thought.