Re: Framemaker special characters in cross-reference

Subject: Re: Framemaker special characters in cross-reference
From: voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 14:45:03 -0400

right arrow is also Unicode 2192, according to the Windows character map. If
you are using a Unicode font for your header style, you could try replacing
the Symbol character with something from the text font, and see if that
provides a workaround.

-Wendy

On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 1:51 PM, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:

> Hi, everyone. I guess my post finally got through on techwr-l. When it
> didn't arrive in a timely fashion, I sent a similar post to Free Framers,
> and a member there gave me the solution.
>
> In case anyone is interested, I'm writing about resistor switches, which go
> from Open to Close to Open.
>
> The preferred notation, at least at this company, is to use a right arrow,
> roughly -->, (Symbol font 0174, arrowright) between the O and C or C and O.
> I use the character in headings describing these topics.
>
> When I create a cross-reference, like "See 'O-->C Parameter' on page 5,"
> the special character comes through fine in the cross-reference.
>
> However, when I update the entire book, the Symbol font drops out and I get
> the standard character. A Free Framer, Michael Müller-Hillebrand, tells me
> that this is a known bug that has been around in Frame since at least
> version 6. He was going to see if it still exists in Frame 9, but I haven't
> heard back yet.
>
> Of course, the need to update a book file is inevitable. If you've
> corrupted your cross-references once, here's the way to fix them and avoid
> corrupting them again in the future, do this (and send your thanks to
> Michael):
>
> 1. Manually restore the cross-references to the correct font. To do this,
> select the corrupted ones and update them individually in the text. The
> Symbol character reappears.
>
> 2. Save and close all files.
>
> 3. From the book file only, update the book.
>
> 4. If you need to, open the files and continue working. All links will have
> been updated, but your special characters are still present in the
> cross-references.
>
> --Nancy
>
> On Sep 4, 2009, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:
>
> I don't think that's possible, since the cross-reference text all has
> the same character format and thus is all one font.
>
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