Does any know why my cross referencing doesn't work for the document I am working on? The cross reference does not display the page number but a blue symbol instead
Your x-ref is defined simply as "page" which means it is working as defined.
Double click the word "page" to the left of the green light, and either choose an x-ref format from the Format list, or use the pencil button to edit one to use the wording that you would like. Maybe start with Format: Page Number.
hmm no effect on the document.
Hey there, your cross reference name should show as "Page #" but your show's only "page". Insert the cross reference again with the format "page number" Kindly check again.
Here's the sequence (my first step is double-clicking the word "page" in the x-ref panel).
I have exactly this same problem. When I show hidden text a very narrow blue line shows where the page number should be showing up, but isn't (at point of badly drawn red arrow pointing down and to the right). I've been researching this for three hours now and the only solution I've found is "layout the book from scratch" but I'm not confident even that will work.
The Cross Reference Format doesn't seem to matter. Everything else works (like the source text, etc.) with cross references, but any format that contains "<pageNum />" will not render the page number. This is true on both text anchors and paragraph anchors. This makes me think the problem is with page numbers, not cross references, though the automatic page numbering to render the page number from the master page works fine.
Any solution that fixes page number rendering would be greatly appreciated. Without it, cross references are basically useless to me.