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    cross-reference in concordance table (97 SR2)

    How do I put a cross-reference into a concordance file?
    I want, for example, if the phrase "mechanical strength" appears on pages 5, 9 and 10, the index should have

    mechanical strength, See Strength:mechanical
    Strength
    mechanical, 5, 9, 10

    I have tried manually creating the cross-reference, and I can get
    mechanical strength, See Strength:mechanical
    to appear, but not the page number

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    Re: cross-reference in concordance table (97 SR2)

    I have come across this page : Captions, Cross-references & Indexes which (if you scroll to the bottom of the page) says that you cannot do this.

    I have not tested this myself, so I would suggest that you wait for any confirming (second) opinions before you take this as the alpha / omega virdict!

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    Rudi

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    Re: cross-reference in concordance table (97 SR2)

    To do this try a concordance table that looks like this
    <table border=1><td valign=top>mechanical strength</td><td valign=top>Strength: mechanical</td><tr><td valign=top>mechanical strength</td><td valign=top>mechanical strength
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: cross-reference in concordance table (97 SR2)

    Thanks Andrew. I get the cross-reference repeated however.
    I had "mechanical strength" on pages 3 and 7; and I got

    mechanical strength. See Strength mechanical. See Strength mechanical.
    Strength
    mechanical, 3, 7

    Can I get rid of one reference?
    thanks
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    Re: cross-reference in concordance table (97 SR2)

    I only tested this with a single entry but can see where the problem is arising - you need only one cross reference entry not two. You can manually delete the second cross reference entry to resolve the immediate problem.

    Think further I would surmise that it may be easier to put the cross reference entries in the document manually and let the concordance file put in the key entries. I suspect that the cross-ref index entries don't need to be associated with any text at all so they can all be placed together somewhere in the document. If you build a series of these entries and store them in the back of the concordance file (but not in the table) then you can copy and paste that chunk into files when indexing multiple files. It appears that cross-ref entries that don't have a target in the file don't get listed in the index so reuse could include more cross-refs than any particular document requires.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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