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 585-659-8267 www.frameexpert.com > 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.