Hi Deirdre, from beautiful sunny-but-frosty-and-snowy-cold Ohio (where we're never quite sure who to blame--er, THANK for sharing their weather with us),
I'm not quite I understand why or how you want to use the cross references, but I think maybe you're headed up the wrong alley. If I understand your situation correctly, I think perhaps a better solution would be to use conditionalized text and settings for all three elements. That way, all you have to do come time to publish is to turn show/hide the appropriate conditional text settings. The only other thing you would need to worry about then would be having a different book file for each output, one that has all the chapters, the other that includes only a subset. Clear as mud? Let me know if you need further pointers. Chuck Beck Sr. Technical Writer | Infor | Office: 614.523.7302 | Charles.Beck at infor.com -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Deirdre Reagan Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 14:50 To: Frame Users Subject: question about cross-references Friends! Countrymen! Frame Users! Good day to you from rainy southern Alabama! Thank to you Texas, Loiusiana and Mississippi (which is ALWAYS fun to type!) for sharing this rain-making event! On to the question --- In my Introduction, I have three interrelated elements: A. a paragraph that lists all the chapters B. a table that lists all the chapters and their page blocks C. individual paragraphs to describe the content of each chapter Sometime we use all the chapters, some times we don't. So, if we are writing a document and using only four of the five chapters, I have to delete the chapter name from (A), the chapter name from (B), and the chapter description paragraph(C). Would it be possible, using cross-references, to generate (A) and (B) by cross-referencing the headings for (C)? I tried it, and when I deleted one of the paragraphs from (C), the chapter name in (A) and (B) also disappeared, but one of the other chapter names duplicated itself. Any thoughts? Thanks! Deirdre _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as Charles.Beck at infor.com. 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/charles.beck%40infor .com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.