long target names in xref dialog

Stuart Rogers srogers at phoenix-geophysics.com
Tue Nov 11 12:18:04 MST 2008


Laurie Little wrote:
> We have a document that is set up with the H1s as the menu path name (so as
> to facilitate auto-population of  online help).
> 
> Some of these paths are quite long, with the result that the targets listed
> 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 http://angusj.com/resourcehacker/ 
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!

HTH,

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