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Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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When I create cross references within a text in "indd" files. When I export the file in "Idml" files to be translated, I lose the cross references or they change. How can I do to avoid this?

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Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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Hi Janette,

could you check if you will also lose the cross references when you export to IDML and immediately open the IDML file as document? With the same version of InDesign that exported the IDML. Just to rule out a bug or a shortcoming with the IDML roundtrip workflow itself.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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Yes, it is the same version.

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Jul 23, 2021 Jul 23, 2021

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Hello - I removed your personal information from the public forum - can you please ensure your signature is turned off when replying by email.

Thanks.

 

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Jul 23, 2021 Jul 23, 2021

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Sure, thank you!

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Jul 23, 2021 Jul 23, 2021

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Hi Janette,

well, I have no answer. The issue is obviously with the translation software or the process there.

Did you contact them? What are they saying?

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Jul 23, 2021 Jul 23, 2021

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Hi, i have the same problem. The cross references work in indd file, but in idml they turn yellow, pls!!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 26, 2021 Jul 26, 2021

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Hi default9t5mcb8hmaqn,

what does "but in idml they turn yellow" mean?

Can you show a screenshot?

 

What is the version of InDesign you created the IDML?

What is the version you opened the IDML?

 

So: Why do you use IDML at all?

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Jul 30, 2021 Jul 30, 2021

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Here are the screenshots: indd file (all crossreference active and "green"); idml file (some crossreference "green", but many red or yellow).

 

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Jul 30, 2021 Jul 30, 2021

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Hi Janette,

is the screenshot with the errors showing the document after it was translated?

Or did you just export to IDML and open the IDML in your InDesign?

 

Well, if the cross-references target pages are in different InDesign documents the problem is logical. At least that's my assumption. The original document does not exist anymore after an IDML roundtrip.

So the original targets are not valid anymore.

Why? InDesign is building a fresh new document out of an IDML file. The IDML file provides the building plan in several XML files contained by a zip-file like structure. Objects will get new ids. Original objects, the pages for example, cannot be identified anymore.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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