It seems that you are creating XML from unstructured FrameMaker. I will 
also add my two cents that you have more options if you migrate to 
structured FM to create XML.

But, if you still want to continue creating XML from unstructured 
FrameMaker (I am sure there are reasons), look in the XML Reference 
pages of your document. You should have a table there that allows you to 
specify Cross Reference Macros with building blocks and customize the 
text that appears in your xrefs. If you have not modified the table yet, 
it should look like this:

See Also     See <$paratext>

I don't know if this is documented and I have not tried it with XML but 
it is similar process as exporting to HTML using the FrameMaker build-in 


Karen West wrote on 12/1/2005, 5:54 AM:

 > Hi,
 > I produce documentation using Framemaker 7.0 and we are now attempting to
 > get all of our documentation online in a help system, using a tool
 > written
 > in-house with our own software (a 4GL called Cyberscreen). My part in
 > this
 > is to save the individual chapters of each book as xml, producing a
 > .xml and
 > .css for each chapter, plus make sure all the images are saved as gifs
 > etc.
 > The problem we are having is with cross-references. They usually
 > appear in
 > the Frame document as 'see heading on page nn' or 'see chapter xxxxx
 > on page
 > nn'. In the help system we want them to appear as text only hyperlinks to
 > the relevant section of the help. The Framemaker xml file simply has
 > an <A>
 > pointing to a location in the document. There are hundreds of these
 > throughout the manuals, and for most of them there is no "implied"
 > text. For
 > example:
 > <A ID="pgfId-1099643"></A>
 > Manage the help facility using the HM utility. See <A
 > href="hm.xml#id(31807)" xml:link="simple" show="replace" actuate="user"
 > CLASS="XRef"><Hypertext>
 > page 147</Hypertext>
 > </A>
 > Does anyone have any suggestions how we can get proper links into the xml
 > documents?
 > TIA
 > Karen
 > Technical Writer
 > Cyberscience Corp UK
 > http://www.cyberscience.com
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Tassos Anastasiou
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