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Cross-References in PDF Output from Framemaker: How to Center Pages?

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Aug 09, 2016

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I believe I understand well-enough how cross-references work in Framemaker, but one thing that bothers me is how, when generating a PDF from Framemaker and clicking on a cross-reference, the resulting page view locates the cross-reference marker at the very top of a page.

This is very inconvenient and confusing when, say, cross-referencing a figure caption that appears at the bottom of a page. The resulting page view when following such a cross-reference in a PDF centers the text of the _following_ page, with the text of the figure caption barely visible at the top of the page.

My question: Is there a way to construct cross-references such that that the resulting page view, when clicking in a PDF, is centered on the page on which the cross-referenced material appears?

Thanks so much.

JMW

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Correct answer by Barb Binder | Adobe Community Professional

Not that I'm aware of in FrameMaker.

But in Acrobat, set the Initial View to Single Page instead of Continuous.

File > Properties > Initial View.

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Two Up (Facing) and Two Up (Cover Page) would also work.

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Cross-References in PDF Output from Framemaker: How to Center Pages?

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I believe I understand well-enough how cross-references work in Framemaker, but one thing that bothers me is how, when generating a PDF from Framemaker and clicking on a cross-reference, the resulting page view locates the cross-reference marker at the very top of a page.

This is very inconvenient and confusing when, say, cross-referencing a figure caption that appears at the bottom of a page. The resulting page view when following such a cross-reference in a PDF centers the text of the _following_ page, with the text of the figure caption barely visible at the top of the page.

My question: Is there a way to construct cross-references such that that the resulting page view, when clicking in a PDF, is centered on the page on which the cross-referenced material appears?

Thanks so much.

JMW

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Barb Binder | Adobe Community Professional

Not that I'm aware of in FrameMaker.

But in Acrobat, set the Initial View to Single Page instead of Continuous.

File > Properties > Initial View.

VMware Fusionss_007.png

Two Up (Facing) and Two Up (Cover Page) would also work.

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Not that I'm aware of in FrameMaker.

But in Acrobat, set the Initial View to Single Page instead of Continuous.

File > Properties > Initial View.

VMware Fusionss_007.png

Two Up (Facing) and Two Up (Cover Page) would also work.

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Excellent! I thought there might be an Acrobat setting, but I wasn't sure. Thanks, BB.

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IIRC – that’s a user-set setting – you don’t have any control over it from the production side

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Glad you are back on track!

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Is it a user-set property? I have always assumed that setting the various Initial View properties to "Default" (which I believe is the default setting!) let the end-user's default settings control, but setting them to anything else overrode the user settings. I hope that's true: I've been (for years) setting all my deliverable PDFs to "Single Page" and "Fit Page" specifically because I want my end users to see whole pages when the open and page through my documents.

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Yes, that is correct. Many of us use File > Properties > Initial View (or the corresponding setting in FrameMaker) to set up how the user sees our PDF when they open it. This post is from Acrobat 9, but still valid: https://www.rockymountaintraining.com/adobe-acrobat-9-controlling-a-pdf-files-initial-view/ .

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