That big "T" is a marker used by the cross-references to find the target paragraph. You seem to be aware of this.
If you've removed it from a paragraph, the cross-references to that paragraph will be unresolved. As far as I can tell from your description, the cross-references are still set to use the "Company Name" tag, but they are not pointing to any particular paragraph tagged "Company Name." Deirdre Reagan wrote: > Hi all: > > FM 8.0 on Windows XP. > > I have inherited a multi-chapter book template and it's giving me trouble. > > On the title page, most of the lines of text are variables. I double > click the text, up pops the variable dialog box, I change the generic > information to the specific information, I close the variable dialog > box and update the book. The variables update cross references > throughout the chapters just fine. The source variable has a fat > black T in front of it, indicating that it's being used as the source > of a cross-reference somewhere else. > > One line of data is not a variable. It is simply a line of text that > has it's own paragraph tag -- Company Name. We changed this line from > generic text (Client Name) to specific text (Joe Blow Airways). We > also erased the fat black T at the start of the line. Now the other > pages don't update. > > That fat black T seems to be the answer, but -- the source line is > still tagged Company Name and the cross references are still pointed > to the source tag called Company Name. So why won't the cross > references update without the fat black T? > > My question is three-fold: > > 1. If we are crossreferencing back to paragraph tags, and we change > the source paragraph tag, do we have to keep the fat black T? That > seems awfully picky, since we just want to double click the line of > text and type in our new text. To keep the T, we would have to click > and backspace. Plus that T doesn't preceed the original cross > reference. It appears only to indicate that this line of text has > already been cross referenced. So it's absence shouldn't affect FM's > ability to update cross references, right? > > 2. What was the original writer doing, making this line of text a > paragraph tag and not a variable, like every other line of text on the > page? Is there a good reason for this? (Probably a rhetorical > question, but I thought I'd throw it out there, in case there is > something everyone but me knows.) > > 3. Shouldn't I get rid of all these cross references and change them > all to variables? That way I can update the variable once and it > changes everywhere and there are no fat black Ts to worry about and no > broken cross references for me to get super frustrated over. Or would > I have to change the variable in each individual chapter? > > I'd appreciate anyone's advice. > > Frustratedly yours, > > Deirdre > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as jowens at magma.ca. > > 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/jowens%40magma.ca > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. > >