Cross References on a Master Page?

Explorer ,
Aug 06, 2021 Aug 06, 2021

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Hello Framers!

Is it possible to add a Cross-Reference on a Master Page?

I'm trying to provide a method for the document user to reference another chapter from anywhere in the current chapter. 

The document I'm converting from has a side header on every page that accomplishes this.

I know it's not the typical FrameMaker convention but I'm trying to accomodate a client.

Thanks!

Sam

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Aug 06, 2021 Aug 06, 2021

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I have used the cross-reference feature in un-structured framemaker to use the text as a Return Text Feature. Now i use hyper-text > jump to page number> Enter the page #. Then draw this box over whatever picture or text you have selected (always make sure the text box with invisable hypertext is in front of the object you would like clickable in the pdf). Hopefully i am understanding your question correctly.

 

Hopefully this helps

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Aug 06, 2021 Aug 06, 2021

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In a recent project I used MP Xrefs for major book navigation. Most pages had top-margin links for Contents and Index. 

 

Fundamentally, it works. Chapter-to-chapter would likely require that the default L/R/etc pages in each chapter.fm file be customized for that chapter, linked fwd/back to the adjacent files.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 08, 2021 Aug 08, 2021

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Yes. I also use cross-references on a master page.

They link to the page number of the last page, so that I can have something like this in the footer: currentpage/last page

(FrameMaker does not have a variable for the last page in a book.)

What I noticed: When I update the book, the cross-references seems to be blank. When I double-click on it, I just have to re-insert so that it shows again.

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