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Creating Cross-References

A cross-reference refers a reader from one section of a document to another. For example, For more information, see “Using the Hyperlinks Panel” on page 352. The text being referred to is the destination text, while the text generated from the destination is the source cross-reference, which is editable. The Hyperlinks panel is a centralized place to create and work with hyperlinks and cross references in InDesign. You can use buttons on the bottom of the panel to go to the cross-reference source or destination, create a new cross-reference, or delete cross-references. When you create or edit a cross-reference, you can select format and appearance settings for the reference.

Create a Cross-Reference

  • blue1-circle.jpg Click to place the insertion point where you want the cross-reference.
  • blue2-circle.jpg Select the Hyperlinks panel.
    • Click the Window menu, point to Type & Tables, and then click Cross-References.
  • blue3-circle.jpg Click the New Cross-Reference button on the panel.
  • blue4-circle.jpg Click the Link To list arrow, and then select a link type.
  • blue5-circle.jpg Click the Document list arrow, and then select a document location.
  • blue6-circle.jpg Select a paragraph in the document or a hyperlink destination for the text anchor.
  • blue7-circle.jpg Click the Format list arrow, and then select a cross-reference format.
  • blue8-circle.jpg Make the changes you want for the cross-reference appearance.
    • Type. Specify a visibility setting.

    • Highlight. Specify a highlight setting for the hotspot.

    • Color. Specify a color.

    • Width. Specify a thickness for the visible rectangle type.

    • Style. Specify a line style for the visible rectangle type.

  • blue9-circle.jpg Click OK.

Work with Cross-References

  • blue1-circle.jpg Select the Hyperlinks panel.
    • Click the Window menu, point to Interactive, and then click Hyperlinks.
  • blue2-circle.jpg Use any of the following buttons or commands to perform an operation:
    • Go to the Cross-Reference Source. Select the reference, and then click the Go to Source button.

    • Go to the Cross-Reference Destination. Select the reference, and then click the Go to Destination button.

    • Create a New Cross-Reference. Select the cross-reference text, and then click the Create New Cross-Reference button.

    • Edit a Cross-Reference. Double-click the cross-reference in the panel.

    • Delete a New Cross-Reference. Select the reference, click the Delete Selected Cross-Reference button, and then click Yes.

    • Reset a New Cross-Reference. Select the reference, click the Options menu, and then click Reset Cross-Reference.

    • Update a Cross-Reference. Select the reference, click the Options menu, and then click Update Cross-Reference.

    • Relink a Cross-Reference. Select the reference, click the Options menu, click Relink Cross-Reference, select the reference, and then click OK.

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