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Unresolved cross-references error in FM 10, but same ref-s working in PDF

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Hi everyone,

I've come across an issue I can't fix: when opening an .fm file in FrameMaker I get an error message saying the document has unresolved cross-references. The Find/Change check also shows that all cross-references in the file are broken, but from the Cross-references pod I can jump to the right marker by clicking Go to source.

At the same time when I choose to save the book as PDF, these same references in the resulting PDF work just fine: they are clickable and lead exactly to the right location. The .book and the .fm files are all stored locally, so no networking or sharing involved. Markers added automatically, source type for references is Paragraph.

Could you please help me figure out how to fix the links that seem to be working just fine?

Thanks,

Svetlana.

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Correct answer by Bob_Niland | Adobe Community Professional

> What is a MIF wash and how would you do that?

Maker Interchange Format (human-readable FM document markup).

In FM10 & later, I think it's a pulldown menu item, but what it does is:

  1. save all files as .mif in MIF[latest] format, including the .book
    (if by hand, save in place to .fm and .book to make this easier)
  2. close all files
  3. open the ( MIF ) files

If you do it manually, to .mif file names, be sure to open the body.mif files first, and resave them as .fm before opening the book.mif file.

This process at least flags, and may fix or correct any data structures that aren't valid MIF.

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Unresolved cross-references error in FM 10, but same ref-s working in PDF

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Hi everyone,

I've come across an issue I can't fix: when opening an .fm file in FrameMaker I get an error message saying the document has unresolved cross-references. The Find/Change check also shows that all cross-references in the file are broken, but from the Cross-references pod I can jump to the right marker by clicking Go to source.

At the same time when I choose to save the book as PDF, these same references in the resulting PDF work just fine: they are clickable and lead exactly to the right location. The .book and the .fm files are all stored locally, so no networking or sharing involved. Markers added automatically, source type for references is Paragraph.

Could you please help me figure out how to fix the links that seem to be working just fine?

Thanks,

Svetlana.

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Bob_Niland | Adobe Community Professional

> What is a MIF wash and how would you do that?

Maker Interchange Format (human-readable FM document markup).

In FM10 & later, I think it's a pulldown menu item, but what it does is:

  1. save all files as .mif in MIF[latest] format, including the .book
    (if by hand, save in place to .fm and .book to make this easier)
  2. close all files
  3. open the ( MIF ) files

If you do it manually, to .mif file names, be sure to open the body.mif files first, and resave them as .fm before opening the book.mif file.

This process at least flags, and may fix or correct any data structures that aren't valid MIF.

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This is the answer given to this issue in a different thread

When this happens to me, and it does, the usual obstruction is that the orphan Xref is on a Master Page that is hidden because the Pagination is set to Single Sided.

If your Format > Page Layout > Pagination is set to <*> Single Sided in the suspect document, change it to <*> Double Sided and search MPs again.

Harpreet

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Thanks, Harpreet,

I've read that topic and tried searching both Master and Reference pages as well, but nothing found.

Replacing the allegedly broken x-refs doesn't work either: I replace, I save both the book and .fm, I close and reopen the document, but the issue remains. Find/Change persists that the x-ref is still broken.

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Since the Xrefs and Xref markers are there, and match, the recent tips on how to find rogue Unresolveds probably don't apply.

Are we speaking of file-to-file refs in a book, or just refs inside files?

Have you tried a MIF wash?

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Hi there

we are speaking about refs within one particular fm. file, like in "For details, see <ref>Table 3</ref>" with Table 3 added right below and created from scratch.

What is a MIF wash and how would you do that?

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> What is a MIF wash and how would you do that?

Maker Interchange Format (human-readable FM document markup).

In FM10 & later, I think it's a pulldown menu item, but what it does is:

  1. save all files as .mif in MIF[latest] format, including the .book
    (if by hand, save in place to .fm and .book to make this easier)
  2. close all files
  3. open the ( MIF ) files

If you do it manually, to .mif file names, be sure to open the body.mif files first, and resave them as .fm before opening the book.mif file.

This process at least flags, and may fix or correct any data structures that aren't valid MIF.

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Thanks a million for the suggestion!

I dunno how, but it worked all refs have been repaired, the error message gone!

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