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I am quite pleased that the cross reference feature has been added as I was a beta tester. Unfortunately, as a beta tester I didn't test the following use case, but I did today, with the official 2.2 release. Unless I am doing something wrong, I feel there is an important aspect missing.

I have a book with multiple chapters. I expected that an anchor say in chapter one, could be cross referenced from a location in chapter 2. This does not seem to be the case.

I need to be able to refer to shifting page numbers and figure numbers from any chapter in my book not just within the same chapter. If I am doing something wrong, please educate me, else kindly consider this as an enhancement, to somehow make anchors a global option.

 

Thank you,

Jonathan Liss

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2 minutes ago, jmliss said:

I have a book with multiple chapters. I expected that an anchor say in chapter one, could be cross referenced from a location in chapter 2. This does not seem to be the case.

That works, but you must have the chapter that you want to reference Open before it will show up in the Cross Reference dialog.

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In this example, I was creating a reference from chapter 1 to chapter 2, but if I do not have ch2 Open, it won't be shown in the Target Chapter list.

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
PC:
    Desktop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 

    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
iPad:  iPad Pro M1, 12.9": iPadOS 17.3, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard 
Mac:  2023 M2 MacBook Air 15", 16GB memory, macOS Sonoma 14.3.1

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Walt, as always, I appreciate your quick feedback. Since I first entered the post, until now, I have figured out how to do what I wanted and so I do appreciate your time. I thought I had both chapters (book files) opened. In any event, I think I am happy now. The cross reference feature is feature rich and I will need to re read, perhaps a few times, the help page.

I think this is the salient paragraph in the help that I missed:

 

Updating cross-references in books

When a document is a book chapter and contains cross-references to other book chapters, ensure the book is open on the Books panel before updating cross-references.

The Books panel's Preferences menu includes options to update cross-references: in all of the current book's chapters immediately, and when outputting (exporting or printing) books.

 

I'm sorry to have wasted your time. This is a great feature. My document is over 1000 pages, divided into 4 chapters, because Publisher (the previous version) would crash on export. I am on a Mac Studio. So I divided and conquered, I create 4 pdf's and use the finder shortcut to combine into a final single PDF.

Again, thank you so much for your very quick and accurate feedback.

Jonathan

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You're welcome, Jonathan.

 

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
PC:
    Desktop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 

    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
iPad:  iPad Pro M1, 12.9": iPadOS 17.3, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard 
Mac:  2023 M2 MacBook Air 15", 16GB memory, macOS Sonoma 14.3.1

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