This works for XRefs that were within the original chapter.  But XRefs
in other chapters pointing to targets in the file being split may still
end up breaking because the target filename changes.

FrameMaker's fix unresolved cross-references dialog will allow you to
point to a new target file for all broken links, so may need to be run
twice (once to fix targets in each of the newly created files) for each
other chapter which references info in the original chapter.

On Wednesday, November 19, 2008 10:57, Art Campbell wrote:

| What you can try (works for me, but because you didn't post your
| version / OS info, there may be some gotchas involved).
| 
| ON DISK, copy your source chapter file (S-0) to create the two
| additional chapter files (S-1 and S-2).
| 
| IN THE BOOK FILE:
| 
| * Add the two new files in the appropriate place. You now have three
| copies of the original chapter in the book, with different file names.
| But all the cross-refs should still be working. Update and save the
| book file.
| 
| * Open your S-0 and cut all the material that's moving to S-1 and S-2.
| Save the file and update the book.
| 
| * Open S-1 and cut the material that's in the other chapters. Save the
| file and update the book.
| 
| * Repeat for S-2.
| 
| Art
| 
| 
| Art Campbell
|                           art.campbell at gmail.com
|  "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52
| Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson
|                                               No disclaimers apply.
|                                                       DoD 358
| 
| On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 10:38 AM, Nancy Allison <maker at verizon.net>
| wrote:
|
| > Hello. I'm about to break a 70-page chapter into three chapters.
| >
| > Having split chapters before, I know what's going to happen: All
| > of the x-refs to targets in the newly-created chapter will break.
| > In other words:
| >
| > Chapter 4 becomes Chapter 4,  5, and 6.
| >
| > Now, all x-refs to the text that is now in chapters 5 and 6 will
| > break.
| >
| > Is there a global way to avoid this problem, or to fix it?
| >
| > Thanks.
| >
| > --Nancy

- Lester 
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