Thanks Stuart - I've received two offline suggestions along these lines and
am looking at it right now!
Thanks for all the on- and off-line responses!

-----Original Message-----
From: Stuart Rogers []
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 2:18 PM
To: Laurie Little
Cc: framers at
Subject: Re: long target names in xref dialog

Laurie Little wrote:
> We have a document that is set up with the H1s as the menu path name (so
> to facilitate auto-population of  online help).
> Some of these paths are quite long, with the result that the targets
> in the cross-reference dialog are indistinguishable because many start the
> same way, and the dialog box is not resizable.
> We have identified a few workarounds for this, including manually creating
> distinct cross-reference markers in the text, or (less desirable for this
> project) changing the structure of the H1s.
> Does anyone have any other ideas?
> Thanks,

You could use a Resource Editor like
to resize your x-ref_main dialog box to accommodate longer names.

Make a backup of fmdlg.dll in Program Files > Adobe > Framemaker >
fminit before you mess with it though!


Stuart Rogers
Technical Communicator
Phoenix Geophysics Limited
Toronto, ON, Canada
+1 (416) 491-7340 x 325

srogers phoenix-geophysics com

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