Are you publishing to PDF using FrameMaker or the DITA Open Toolkit? If you are publishing in FrameMaker, I would suggest using the <fm-xref> element instead of <xref>. The <fm-xref> element is a true FrameMaker cross-reference element (providing the ability to use cross-reference formats) and will convert to "live" hyperlinks in FrameMaker-generated PDF output.
The <xref> element is defined as a FrameMaker container element. This allows the author to insert the link text (rather inefficient, IMHO, but also common in several standard XML content models, including DITA and Docbook). The FrameMaker DITA plug-in automatically converts <fm-xref> elements to <xref> elements upon saving to XML, so that the XML does conform to the DITA standard. Another "gotcha" -- FrameMaker will only support cross-reference targets that have an "id" attribute of type "ID". Many DITA elements have an "id" attribute of type "CDATA". If you are generating PDF using the DITA Open Toolkit, something else is going on. -Alan -- Alan Houser, President Group Wellesley, Inc. 412-363-3481 www.groupwellesley.com Val wrote: > When I want to output my DITA book created in Framemaker 7.2 using the > DITA Toolkit, I opt to print the book from FM using the Adobe Acrobat > (8) print driver. The book generates properly, but the only active > hyperlinks in the PDF are in the Table of Contents. The hyperlinks > created with the <xref> element are not generated; in addition, the > Index links are not created. > > Please advise. > > Thanks in advance, > > Val > > Valerie L:ipow > Brendan Technologies, Inc. > Carlsbad, CA USA > >