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Seeing a cross-reference on the screen

Participant ,
May 16, 2018 May 16, 2018

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I have not checked every cross-reference type, but most of my cross-references cannot be easily spotted unless specifically selected in the Cross-References panel. It appears the only one I can spot is the page number, as it has a light blue box around it. I don't see a preference for any kind of highlighting, nor even a Find option, if I just want to blast through a file and find them.

Is there a setting I'm missing?

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Community Expert , May 17, 2018 May 17, 2018

Two ways to view your cross-refererences:

(1) In the Cross-References panel, you'll see a list of your cross-references. When you highlight one, the left arrow (at the bottom left of the panel) takes you to the source of the cross-reference, and the right arrow takes you to the destination of the cross-reference. So you can click on each successive cross-reference in the panel.

(2) To better see the cross-reference source, view the story in the Story Editor (Edit > Story Editor) as shown below.

InDesign CC006.png

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May 17, 2018 May 17, 2018

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Hi,

Can you confirm the InDesign and OS version your using?

Did you create a specific text formatting style for your cross references?.

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May 17, 2018 May 17, 2018

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1. InDesign CC 13.1 for Mac

2. No . . . but besides the Story Editor, this made me think of a way: Make a color named CrossRef, say, red, then redefine it to black before printing.

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Guide ,
May 17, 2018 May 17, 2018

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Hi,

We have a script that navigates cross-refs. I didn't get to finish it, if you are interested I could finish it off.

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May 17, 2018 May 17, 2018

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Cool and thanks, but I think I'm good.

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Aug 10, 2023 Aug 10, 2023

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Pcikory, have you ever finished this script?

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May 17, 2018 May 17, 2018

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Two ways to view your cross-refererences:

(1) In the Cross-References panel, you'll see a list of your cross-references. When you highlight one, the left arrow (at the bottom left of the panel) takes you to the source of the cross-reference, and the right arrow takes you to the destination of the cross-reference. So you can click on each successive cross-reference in the panel.

(2) To better see the cross-reference source, view the story in the Story Editor (Edit > Story Editor) as shown below.

InDesign CC006.png

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