Insert hyperlink or cross reference

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caspar4
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Insert hyperlink or cross reference

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I want to link text (word or phrase) in text back to another place in the text. I have tried both cross reference and hyperlink to a bookmark in the text. Although they work at first, once used, the hyperlink or cross reference disappears.

Is there a method to link a clickable blue hyperlink to another place in the text?
Woody44
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Re: Insert hyperlink or cross reference

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See pages 534 and 535 of the TextMaker User manual. Don't use cross-references, use bookmarks.
caspar4
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Re: Insert hyperlink or cross reference

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Thanks Woody. In my first try, I had left blank "file name or url". This time I browsed to the file name: "D:/xz/NM.tmdx" and bookmark "Munich".
Using "Ctrl-left mouse click" took me to the bookmark "Munich" the first time but not the 2nd time.

When I edited the url, message was "File D:/xz/NM.tmdx#Munich" not found. I deleted "#Munich" at the end but editing message came back:
""File D:/xz/NM.tmdx" not found.
Woody44
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Re: Insert hyperlink or cross reference

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But you don't want to hyperlink to a URL, you want to link to a different place in the same document. To do that, you have to place a bookmark at the destination, then you create a hyperlink to the bookmark.

I just tested the procedure. You don't use the URL window at all. After I set a bookmark, I then backed up several pages in a manuscript and placed a hyperlink. When I opened the pop-up dialogue window for hyperlinks, below the URL window there's another window that lists the bookmarks. Select the bookmark to which you want to link, fill in where it asks for the text you want to appear at the hyperlink, and click to finish.
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