You wrote:

>File A has a paragraph. Some text in this paragraph is formatted with
>a character tag. In File B, I create a <$paratext> type x-ref to bring
>in this paragraph. The character formatting, however, doesn't appear.
>Files A and B have indentical formats, etc. (imported from A into B
>just to make sure).
>I'm looking at some legacy document in which the character formatting
>does come across in the x-ref'd text, but I can't see how to make it
>happen in my File B. What can I check to see where the difference is
>between the two?

In the context of cross-references, <$paratext> ignores character 
formatting present in the source paragraph text, except superscript, 
subscript and font family properties, which are retained only if applied 
through a character tag.

Shlomo Perets
MicroType, FrameMaker/Acrobat training & consulting

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