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Cross reference issue - can't change format, must create new one

Explorer ,
Jun 05, 2018 Jun 05, 2018

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Hello everyone,

as title says, I've got some issues with X-ref since the last Indesign CC update (I'm running the 13.1 version).

Before the update, I was used to put the text cursor on a x-ref, double-click on the highlighted one in the palette and ID "remember" the paragraph style, the x-ref format and the destination, so I could easily change everything or just one option.

Now, if I try to modify the x-ref I have to act like it's a new one so I've got to choose the format, the paragraph style and the destination. And for me it's a big waste of time (I write use and maintenance manuals, so I've got a lot of x-ref in the document).

Is that a bug? Or there's a new option on general preferences that I miss?

PLEEEEEASE... someone help me!!

Thank you!

**EDIT 6 june 2018: I've just gave a look at the older version (13.0) and I saw that the new one is also slower when it has to load the x-ref windows. I took a screenshot of the two version, hope this will help to understand what I'm saying.

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Community Expert , Jun 06, 2018 Jun 06, 2018

Hi ziowolvie:

I don't have 13.0 installed anymore so I tested this with 12.1.0.56 and 13.1 and the functionality has certainly changed.

As you stated, in 12, I can double-click the x-ref in the panel and easily edit it. My experience in 13.1 is slightly different than you described—when I double-click the x-ref in the panel, it opens the Edit Cross-Reference panel, but it selects [All Paragraphs] in the Paragraph Styles list. This new behavior forces me to click on the correct paragraph style bef

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Jun 06, 2018 Jun 06, 2018

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Hi ziowolvie:

I don't have 13.0 installed anymore so I tested this with 12.1.0.56 and 13.1 and the functionality has certainly changed.

As you stated, in 12, I can double-click the x-ref in the panel and easily edit it. My experience in 13.1 is slightly different than you described—when I double-click the x-ref in the panel, it opens the Edit Cross-Reference panel, but it selects [All Paragraphs] in the Paragraph Styles list. This new behavior forces me to click on the correct paragraph style before I can edit it. It's an extra click, but if you are using lots of x-refs, this would certainly be problematic because you have to remember what paragraph style you were referencing.

Screenshot 2018-06-06 06.53.30.png

This is a user-to-user forum so we can't fix this for you. I suggest that you post this as a bug here: Adobe InDesign Feedback, and link to this page so that the engineers can see our discussion.

~Barb

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Jun 06, 2018 Jun 06, 2018

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Thanks BarbBinder

I will post it as you suggest.

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Jun 06, 2018 Jun 06, 2018

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Did you post it yet? If not, you don't need to. I just went over to vote on it, and found this one from March:

cross-references bug introduced with 2018.1 update – Adobe InDesign Feedback

Most importantly:

Thanks for reporting this issue.

We’ve verified the issue and marked it for review.

Thanks,

Adobe InDesign team

~Barb

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