RE: Turning Cross-References Blue in Word

Subject: RE: Turning Cross-References Blue in Word
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "Chesler, Lynn" <lchesler -at- auspicecorp -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 15:52:05 -0500


Lynn Chesler wrote:> Sorry all, I wasn't clear. I am manually applying a character style to my
> cross-references and want to know if there is a way to associate the style
> with the cross-reference so that the style is applied automatically when I
> create or update the cross-reference. Perhaps I'm dreaming :)
>
> Also, I still find that I lose the formatting when I make a change to the
> cross-referenced item, even though I am applying a character style to the
> cross-reference.

Are you using the default \*MERGEFORMAT switch in the field code?
If so, you might try using the \*Charformat switch, instead, which I have
found to be much more reliable over the years. When you use the
\*Charformat switch, the formatting applied to the first letter of the
field code name is applied to the field code result, and this formatting
is retained through all updates. In your case, you'd format the first letter
of "REF" with the hyperlink character style to make the resulting x-ref
be displayed with that same formatting.

-Fred Ridder
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Turning Cross-References Blue in Word: From: Chesler, Lynn
RE: Turning Cross-References Blue in Word: From: Evans, Diane L (Rosetta)
RE: Turning Cross-References Blue in Word: From: Chesler, Lynn

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