XREF not accepting element selection in document from the cross-reference tab of the structure
I don't understand exactly what you are trying to do. Are you using the cross-reference pod? Open it in FM 2017 with Insert > Cross-Reference and in earlier versions with Special > Cross-Reference. You cannot define a cross-reference by setting attributes from the Structure View.
Also, you can only create cross-references to elements that have an ID attribute (it doesn't matter what the attribute is named, but it has to be defined in your template as a unique identifier).
Attached is an image to help clarify the issue. After selecting the Cross Reference for the shown Element only the reference Format name "Table" is embedded in the document. Other cross elements are correctly embedded in the document.
The cross-reference format is "<Link>Table <$paranumonly>". Since you see only the word "Table", you might be linking to an element that has no autonumber. If so, the <$paranumonly> building block will not display any text.
Is the element with ID CACIGHHBA8 the actual FrameMaker table or is it a container that holds the table?
Yes, the table has that ID in the structure.
Sorry to bombard you with questions, but:
I took another look at your example. I believe the problem is in the cross-reference format. Try using <$elemparanumonly> instead of <$paranumonly>
That is good news. I am new to frame maker. Where would I see that element?
In more detail, in a cross-reference format for a cross-reference to a table, <$paranumonly> refers to the autonumber of the paragraph containing the table number; if that paragraph is not numbered, the building block will not generate text. <$elemparanumonly> refers to the autonumber of the first paragraph within the table. I have tested tables with table titles displayed above the table. I have not tested titles displayed below the table or tables with no title.
1. I need direction on how to locate the autonumber of the Tabletitle in paragraph designer.
2. version 13.01.385
3.In a single document. The document. The document is a chapter of a book.
Are there other tables with cross references you can use as a guide?
In our documentation we have the Id attached to the table title, and as this also contains the table number, the xref works perfectly.
The other way to do it would be to create an autonumber that echoes that of the table title for the table element, but uses a white character format (this only works if your pages are white background).