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I would like to generate a cross-reference to a character tag instead of a paragraph tag so that the resulting link shows (and links to) only the text within a paragraph that I want. I tried creating custom cross-reference markers, but the building blocks don't seem to support displaying only the marker text. I thought maybe you would know of a workaround.

The example is, I have the following line of text:

@key = NICK_NAME

in another table, I want to cross reference only the word NICK_NAME, but I can't seem to do it with the building blocks available.

Thanks so much for any advice to can give me.



Nancy - The following information is from Frame 7 and it might do what you want.
This information is in the Frame Book and also in the Help Manuals.
Just go to the menu bar - select HELP and type in the following "Spot Cross-reference" and you should see something like the following:

•Click where you want to insert the marker. For example, if you want to direct readers to a definition, click at the start of the defined word. Or, if you want to direct readers to an anchored frame, click next to the anchored frame symbol. You can put a marker anywhere within a column of text.
If you want to insert a cross-reference marker in a text inset, insert the marker in the source document (see Displaying the source of a cross-reference).

•Choose Special > Marker.
•Choose Cross-Ref from the Marker Type pop-up menu.
•Enter an identifying word or phrase for the marker in the Marker Text box. The marker text can be up to 255 characters long. (Each character in a Japanese font counts as two characters.)
For example, if you insert a marker where inertia is defined, you can enter Definition of inertia. This text appears in the Cross-Reference dialog box to help you identify the source. It doesn't appear in the cross-reference itself.

•Click New Marker. A marker symbol  appears at the insertion point when text symbols are visible.
•Insert a cross-reference as if it were a paragraph cross-reference (see Inserting paragraph cross-references) but in step 5, choose Cross-Reference Markers from the Source Type pop-up menu. Then select the marker text in the Cross-Reference Markers scroll list, choose a cross-reference format, and click Insert.

Hope this gives you what you want.
Regards, Wayne

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Basic set-up of books, master pages, generation of List of Effective pages (LEP), Indexing, auto-numbering. Various ways to import graphics, including advantages and disadvantages of importing into a text frame or importing into a "blank" page. Using a "book" to generate PDF files, with hyperlinking. Customization of function keys, currently setup for Frame 7.0 i.e. change F1 to turn "Change bar" On and Off, F2 to "Cut" a selection, F3 to copy, F4 to Paste, F6 to set line to "TOP OF PAGE" and Shift F6 to start line "anywhere" these can be easily your current config files and if you do not like them - old config files can be restored. I have no expertise in Structured Framemaker, (i.e. XML or SGML).


10 years working with Framemaker, all version through Version 7.0
Primarily writing to Aviation ATA spec 100. Currently responsible for maintaining all company published maintenance documents in Framemaker and PDF and making them accessible through the company intranet.

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