I have two
.indd files, one with a typical chapter text and the other with references in alphabetical order. I want to include a specific name to reference my references (instead of a Paragraph number or the whole Paragraph text), so I create a Hyperlink destination with Text Anchor = "Socrates, 5 a.c.". Then I go to the text and place a cross reference, I choose the reference in the other
.indd file and use the "Text Anchor Name" to be displayed.
For some strange reason, I get displayed an empty reference
, and even in the Hyperlinks window, the cross reference name is empty. I can see the
: symbol on the reference, marking that there is a hyperlink destination there. And for some reason, sometimes I edit the anchor and save straight away and then everything works and it is displayed correctly. But sometimes I cannot make it work no matter what I try...
What can be the reason?
The two files will be part of the same book of course. In case my explanation is not clear: I am just putting a cross reference from one file to the other. But when I place the reference (Anchor Text) te text is empty. I am using Indesign CS4 if it is of any importance.
=== EDIT 2:
I can put cross references between files, this is not a problem. I have done it many times and it works perfectly. The only problem is when I "display" the reference. If I use the option "Paragraph Number" or "Paragraph Text" or any other, it works fine. When I use "Anchor Text" it prints nothing.
=== EDIT 3:
I haven't used the book command, but the files are not in a book yet and it is not actually what I need. What I want is to put a cross reference (as I have done with sections, figures, etc) but instead of printing the "Paragraph Number", which works fine, printing the "Anchor Text" which prints a blank space - even though I have created a "Hyperlink Destination" and create an Anchor Text Name. So this is what I have done: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1030649 but the Anchor Text is not showed (however it shows the Pararaph Text, Paragraph Number or any other option I select)
=== EDIT 4:
Yes, the Definition originally showed
and I change it to:
=== EDIT 5:
This image can help to see what it is happening. The link is actually there. I can print Paragraph Name, Paragraph Text, Page number.. anything. Except the Text Anchor Name, which appears empty. However, if I edit the hyperlink destinations I can see it there.
If I hold on the link as suggested in a comment I get: "name_of_the_file.indd Page:10 Text Anchor Name Source text:14"
=== EDIT 6:
For some reason I have found something that seems to work (most of the time, but not always): 1. I highlight the text in the references.indd (f ex "Socrates") and add the hyperlink. 2. I insert the cross reference in chapter.indd, with text anchor and it shows empty. 3. I go back to references, place the cursor at the beginning of the paragraph (without highlighting anything), edit the hyperlink, left marked "set to current..." and Save. 4. Go back to chapter and I see the cross reference panel alerts with the yellow "!" that there was a change. Update and ready.
This tedious process works most of the times but not always.