Re: Need advice on cross-reference styles

Subject: Re: Need advice on cross-reference styles
From: technical -at- theverbalist -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 09:59:49 -0700

> The problem is what to do with page numbers, which won't make sense in
> an HTML document. I'm sure I can do some Word macro magic to
> post-process the document to remove these (e.g. use a specific "page
> reference" style and remove it before converting to HTML. Wondering
> what others recommend in this case?

So, this is just a theory that I have, but we're in a similar situation,
converting our existing Word docs and their bazillions of cross-references
to an online format, where seeing the "on page XX" part of the reference
doesn't make sense.

The page references are inserted using the above/below, so that "on page"
is a part of the Pageref field, and now I?m hoping that using RoboHelp
conditional tags, or some other bit of automagicical macroness, I can mark
those Pageref fields as invisible for the on-line version and visible for
the print version.

Maybe we'll be lucky and some other techwr-ler will have already come up
with a brilliant solution...


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