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Cross Reference Rules Window

This window allows you to add, edit, and delete cross-reference formats for your project. A cross-reference format is a combination of text and code that defines how ePublisher displays cross-references in your generated output.

Cross-references help users navigate through your content. ePublisher automatically converts cross-references to links in the online content. However, you often want cross-references in your online content to use a different format from your printed content. For example, you usually include page numbers only in your printed content. ePublisher enables you to add, edit, and delete cross-reference formats for your online output.

The columns are defined as follows:

Document Type

Specifies the content type of the source document that contains the cross-reference formats to modify.

Name

Specifies the name of the cross-reference format. ePublisher obtains the cross-reference formats displayed in this column from your source documents. The Name column shows either the cross-references formats used or a set of default cross-reference formats depending on the type of source document you are converting. These formats are hidden building blocks or codes that come directly from your source document. If you would like to find out how to interpret them, see the Help documentation for the application that was used to create the source document.

Value

Specifies the replacement content and building block code that ePublisher uses when generating your output. For example, a FrameMaker cross reference format may be <$paratext> to provide the text of the linked heading paragraph as the cross reference. For more information about the building block of text and code that defines your cross-reference format, see the documentation for the authoring tool you used when you created your source documents. For example, if you created your source documents in Adobe FrameMaker, see the Adobe FrameMaker documentation.

To edit the cross-reference format, double-click the value to edit, and then edit the cross-reference format in the Replacement field in the Edit Cross Reference window. The Value column shows the corresponding online cross-reference formats. The first time you open this window for a project, the formats in the Value column match the formats in the Name column so that ePublisher matches the content of your generated output to your source documents.

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