Eric, Nice innovation.
One of the challenges some writing teams face is project portability vs. linking to shared content on a network. Sometimes variables provide a way to maintain portability and standards without requiring a live connection to a LAN architecture. Single-sourcing and using shared content across multiple documents in a library and among several writers at various locations can get challenging. Your solution could work for some situations that come to my mind, though. In my experience, you can format a cross-reference by using various character tags in the cross-reference definition, but any cross-reference otherwise uses the paragraph formatting of the destination, rather than the source. For most traditional uses of cross-referencing, this default works well. Whether you can flip that around by hacking at something, I don't know...but I usually avoid changing .ini files and the like, if at all possible. Rene Stephenson --- eric.dunn at ca.transport.bombardier.com wrote: > What are the downsides? Well, so far nothing. But I have an itch in the > back of my skull concerning Xrefs and character formatting that I just > can't shake. Something as to whether character formatting applied in the > > source (all character tagging is done using catalogue formats common to > source and destination) is kept in the destination or not... > > Anyone know what I should be worrying about? > > Eric L. Dunn > Senior Technical Writer > Rene L. Stephenson eNovative Solutions, Inc. Business Phone: 678-513-0051 Email: rinnie1 at yahoo.com