Hi Carol,

I just did what you describe, and it works without any problems.
I created a file with some text, created a cross-reference
to this paragraph which lists only the paragraph text
(<$paratext>) and created a PDF.
Then I move the cursor to the right of the cross-reference.
The cursor's appearance changes to an i-beam. Then I press
the left mouse button and move the i-beam across the cross-
reference. Then I press the Strikethrough symbol to apply this
comment type.
This also works when I press the Strikethough icon first and then
start selecting. This works whether I start selecting from the left
or the right side of the cross-reference.
Maybe you should move the cursor farther away to get the i-beam
cursor.

Best regards

Winfried

> -----Original Message-----
> From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-
> boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Carol J. Elkins
> Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:29 PM
> To: fram...@omsys.com; framers@lists.frameusers.com
> Subject: Annotating text in a cross-ref in a PDF
>
> I'm generating PDFs out of Frame 11 and opening them in Acrobat 11
> Pro in a Windows environment. I've discovered that the text in
> cross-references created in Framemaker cannot be annotated in Acrobat
> using the Strikethrough Text tool or the Insert Text at Cursor tool,
> and probably other tools as well. Because the text is a
> cross-reference, the user sees a hand cursor rather than a cross-hair
> or I-beam and is thus unable to annotate the text.
>
> I've tried various combinations of holding the Control, Shift, and
> Alt keys down, but the hand cursor persists. Does anyone know a trick
> to force Acrobat to ignore the fact that text is a cross-reference
> and allow users to annotate the text?
>
> Carol

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