Insert a cross-reference (xref) into a topic in the XMetaL editor

You can insert a cross-reference using a simple right-click operation.

The xref element lets you make cross-references to another topic or to a different location within the current topic. Use this procedure to make links within the local CMS system.

  1. Highlight a word or phrase where you want to insert the xref.
    Note: The text you highlight must be within an element that allows xrefs.
  2. Use Search to display topics in the Search Results view.
  3. Right-click the topic you want to reference, then select XMetaL Editor > Insert as Xref from the menu.