A helper, buried under a huge workload, made one little mistake - renaming a lot of chapters and their filenames to make them easier to follow. Unfortunately, along the way a lot of x-ref markers were lost. I don't think there is any way to undo that damage, so they just have to be re-linked. Only 219 to go!
________________________________ From: knowhow...@gmail.com on behalf of Peter Gold Sent: Wed 12/31/2008 12:08 PM To: John Sgammato Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: Fixing lots of X-refs Hi, John: If these links worked in the past, what changed that could cause them to fail? Did you move or rename a directory, or files? Change computers? Take the files from a server to a local drive, or vice-versa? Or, could it be the snow?<G> HTH ________________ Regards, Peter Gold KnowHow ProServices On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 10:35 AM, John Sgammato <jsgammato at imprivata.com> wrote: > I am whiling away a snowy Boston day fixing hundreds of broken x-refs. > > My process: I update the book and get the long, long list of bum links. Then > I click on them one at a time, working my way patiently through the list. But > my patience is wearing thin, and maybe it doesn't have to... > > When I click the link, the file window appears, with the link highlighted. > > I double-click the link to repair it, and see the "Cannot find source > file..." error message. > > I click OK and the Cross-Reference dialog opens. > > Annoyance #1: The Source Type: is always set to Cross-Ref, but I invariably > use Paragraph Tags so I have to switch it. I'd love a switch somewhere to set > it to default to Paragraph Tags. > > Annoyance #2: The paragraph list starts alphabetically. I wish it showed only > Paragraph Tags in the target doc that actually have X-Refs. For example, I > never have X-Refs to bulleted list items or to text with the CellBody style, > so it would be much easier if those weren't even in the list. I guess that's > a wish-list item for Adobe. > > Annoyance #3: After I have selected Para Tags and the specific ParaTag I am > X-reffing to (usually Heading 1 or 2), then I select the Document. The list > of document files seems essentially random. I wish I knew how they are > ordered, and better yet how to sort them in book order or at least > alphabetically. > > If anybody has insights or clues to make this less tedious, I will have a > very happy new year indeed. > > And if not, well a very Happy New Year to you all anyway, with thanks for all > your great year-round support on this list! > > John Sgammato > Principal Technical Writer > Imprivata, Inc > Lexington, MA 02421 >