DITA Cross-Reference dialog

Use the DITA Cross-Reference dialog to add direct and indirect cross-references to DITA content.

DITA cross-reference dialog


Use the DITA Cross-Reference dialog to:

A (Refer to Key):

Check this option to insert an indirect cross-reference. See Create a cross-reference.

B (Edit):

Open the Key Reference dialog. In this dialog, select the key from the Key drop-down list. The keys in the drop-down list are defined in the keyspace assigned to the current topic. For details, see Set the default keyspace. For details on how to create keyspaces, see Create a keyspace.

C (Refer to File):

Check this option to insert a direct cross-reference. See Create a cross-reference.

D (Browse):

Browse for a DITA topic containing the reusable elements.

E (DITA topic list):

Select a DITA topic from the list of currently opened topics for direct references.

F (Edit):

Open the source DITA topic in FrameMaker to edit.

G (Element Tags):

Select an element tag to list the elements of that tag in the Element Data list.

H (Element Data):

Select an element to include as a cross-reference in the current topic.

I (Show All)

Show all the element tags defined in the selected DITA content. Includes elements that are not used in the content.

J (Show All):

Show all the elements for the selected element tag. Show all elements of the element type. The Element Data list also displays elements that are not assigned unique identifiers. You can select to create a conref of elements that are not currently assigned a unique ID. In this case, FrameMaker assigns a unique ID to the element in the source topic.

K (DITA xref Element):

Choose the cross-reference element to use. By default, the element is xref.

See the specifications on link.

L (Text)

Specify the link text to display as literal text,

M (Format)

Or, choose Format and select a format from the drop-down list:

DITA Default Format

Display the title of the reference topic.


Display See <topic title> on <page number>.


Display <topic title> on <page>.

N (External Xref)

Insert a cross-reference to an external (non-DITA) resource. In the DITA External Xref dialog, enter the external cross-reference in the Xref Target (href) field. Optionally, you can specify a link text. Else, the link entered in the Xref Target (href) field is used for the link text.

September 30, 2016

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