Changing to text destroys the purpose of using the xref (e.g., one-stop
updating/changes). I think you can modify PDF setup not to convert xrefs
to hyperlinks... but if you have functional xrefs for other purposes, you
might not want to do that. So much depends on what you've already done in
the rest of the book...and whether it would impact the rest of the

Rene Stephenson

--- eric.dunn at wrote:

> "Combs, Richard" <richard.combs at> wrote on 06/09/2006
> 01:09:11 
> PM:
> > I deliver primarily PDFs, and I wouldn't use xrefs in this way because
> > they'd become working hyperlinks in the PDFs. Ugh!
> Not a problem. You just change all those Xrefs into text and all is
> good.
> The Xref formats used for the purpose of terminology are used ONLY for 
> terminology...
> Eric L. Dunn
> Senior Technical Writer
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