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Chapter 5. Cross-References

Chapter 5. Cross-References

Often, a new piece of information that you encounter becomes meaningful or understandable only when it relates to some other item of information that you have already encountered. This is true whether you’re reading from a book, browsing the Web, or listening to a CD.

As information receivers, people don’t give much thought to cross-references. They are simply a part of life. As a writer, you must give cross-references more consideration. You need to manage the connections between items of information within documents actively.

In the old days when all documents were generated on paper, or even with simple text editors, keeping track of the “shadow map” or web of cross-reference relationships within documents was an overwhelming manual task. Whenever page numbers or content changed, the process of updating cross-references not only had a high-error rate, but it took an insane amount of time. FrameMaker makes it easy to include, update, and maintain cross-references in your documents. What used to take hours now takes seconds. Ahhh ... the wonder of technology.

This chapter explores the world of cross-references according to FrameMaker. You begin with typical uses and how they work before you move on to the finer detail of integrating cross-references into documents. I also review how to get those cross-references looking their best, what to do when they misbehave, and how to use them in creative ways.


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