Hi Jerilynne It's do-able but painful. I worked it out (with forum help :-) a while ago for preserving italics in courier font in xrefs.
Basically, FM only preserves font family info in xrefs, so you have to fool it into thinking that the bold/italic/whatever form of the font is a separate font family. To do this, you put entries in the maker.ini file. This was the process I took to get the italics in courier: 1. Close FM. 2. Back up maker.ini, then in the [WindowsToFrameFontAliases] section of maker.ini, replace this line: Courier, Italic, *=Courier, Oblique, *, Regular with this line: Courier, Italic, *=CourierItalic, Oblique, *, Regular This makes FM call the italics Courier font "CourierItalic". 3. Open FM. Define the character tag to use CourierItalic instead of Courier. If different xrefs are supposed to be different fonts, you'd have to define separate xref formats for each font. You can't just specify italics/bold/whatever and leave the font name "as is". And if you're sharing FM documents, everyone has to make the same change. Cheers, Rebecca >>> "Jerilynne Knight" <jerilynne.knight at gmail.com> 18/12/07 09:00 >>> Hello all and best wishes for an amazing holiday season It has been a while since I used Frame so I was trying to remember....is there a way to maintain the character tags in a cross reference. For example, the source text has been neatly formatted with character tags to emphasize the names of the menu options. When this text is cross referenced, the character tag does not show up, although the text is correct, including specially formatted areas. Am I forgetting something or is this impossible? Thanks bunches for your help! Sincerely Jerilynne Knight Simply Written, Inc. _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as rebecca.officer at alliedtelesis.co.nz. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/rebecca.officer%40alliedtelesis.co.nz Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. NOTICE: This message contains privileged and confidential information intended only for the use of the addressee named above. If you are not the intended recipient of this message you are hereby notified that you must not disseminate, copy or take any action in reliance on it. If you have received this message in error please notify Allied Telesis Labs Ltd immediately. Any views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender, except where the sender has the authority to issue and specifically states them to be the views of Allied Telesis Labs.