9 Replies Latest reply on Oct 21, 2010 7:54 AM by Kasyan Servetsky

    automating cross referencing

    gwhPoster Level 1

      Hi everyone,

       

      I have to create close to 500 cross references in a book I'm working on. The book is divided into chapters and I'm using the books panel to manage each chapter. As I need to link the text to headings in the document, I'm assuming that to do this manually is going to take hours of work since I'd need to select the source text, then scroll through hundreds of headings in the cross references panel in order to create the correct link.

       

      An example would be as follows:

       

      I'd link this:

       

      (see ¶15-110)

       

      to a heading called:

       

      ¶15-110 HEADING NAME

       

      I wondered if there was a way to automate this, ie. to somehow have a script that would search for the ¶ character and then look for some numbers following this character, and then link this number to a heading that begins with the same number.

       

      Does anyone know if this is possible or whether there's a script out there that does this?

       

      Not looking forward to doing this manually so any advice much appreciated.

       

      Thanks