Hi Doug,

I recently solved the exact problem for a client using FrameScript. The 
script does the following:

1) Backs up the book components.

2) Converts the specified cross-reference formats to plain text.

3) Restores the backed up components, thus restoring the cross-references.

It all happens in seconds. If you are interested in a solution like this, 
please contact me offlist. Thanks.

Rick Quatro
Carmen Publishing Inc

> Hello:
> Is there a way to define a cross-reference format such that this cross
> reference does not generate an active hyperlink in a PDF file?
> I use cross references as a convenient way to reuse content from a
> single location.  I've defined these cross references to show up in
> black text whereas the cross references that I want people to link to
> are defined to show up in blue text.  I figured that readers will then
> know that blue text is a hyperlink and only try to click on that text.
> No one has ever complained -- until yesterday, when an employee
> noticed the "hidden" link.  Text insets aren't really practical
> because you can only put one pience of content per file.  Variables
> might be an option since the reused text is relatively short in my
> case, but variables seem a lot more error-prone to me, as I'd always
> have to remember to reimport the variable definitions to all the
> documents in my book, whereas cross references update automatically.
> If anyone knows a way to create cross references that don't convert to
> hyperlinks, I'd appreciate it.
> Thanks.
> Doug
> p.s.  I'm using unstructured FrameMaker, version 7.2.

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