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FrameMaker has a very powerful cross referencing (linking) functionality. You can easily refer to another section or element in your book by a hyper-link that will be alive when you save your document as a PDF file.
The linked cross references are updated automatically when you edit your document or book and select Edit > Update References.
Here is how you can create FrameMaker cross references easily:
Enter your cursor to where you want your cross reference to be.
Then select Special > Cross Reference (or use the very useful Esc+S+C hotkey shortcut).
In the Cross-Reference dialog box, make sure PARAGRAPH is selected for Source Type.
Select a PARAGRAPH STYLE in the PARAGRAPH TAG window. All text for the document (the NAME of which is displayed in the DOCUMENT field on top) tagged with that paragraph style will be listed in the PARAGRAPHS text box on the right.
Select the text on the right window TO WHICH you’d like to create a cross reference from your cursor position.
Then select a REFERENCE FORMAT from the drop-down list at the bottom.
Click the INSERT button and you are done. The cross reference is inserted to where your cursor is.
Now you have an accurate and great looking cross reference which will be updated every time you edit your chapter or book.