If your documents use numerous cross-references then this tip is great news for you. With the release of InDesign CC 2018 version 13.1, creating a cross-reference no longer requires selecting a paragraph style, for instance a chapter head, and then scrolling through a long list of paragraphs with the chapter head style applied. Now you can use the search field, added to the Cross-References panel, to quickly find a particular paragraph to cross reference. Just select the paragraph style and then start typing the paragraph text in the field and it will continually filter down the possible matches as more letters are added.

Click the triangle next to the magnifying glass to reveal options for where in the text the search will look.

Search types include:

  • Search From Start Match the search string from the beginning of the paragraph.
  • Search Anywhere Match the search string from anywhere in the paragraph.

Adding cross references is a great way to enhance your documents and it’s now easier than ever to add them!

Check out our Using Adobe InDesign CC 2018 handbook to learn more!

For InDesign tips and information regarding industry updates, visit our blog and  sign up for our newsletters. Want to learn even more? Check out all our best-selling handbooks, apps and our new e-Book: Building Apps with Adobe Experience Manager Mobile, now available on Amazon.

Note: Information contained in this post is current at the time of posting. Visit the Technology for Publishing News & Events blog for the latest info on Adobe software releases and functionality.

Posted by: Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years supporting publishing operations of various sizes. In her role as Technical Product Manager for Technology for Publishing, she shares her publishing application expertise supporting a broad range of publishing clients in InDesign best practices, cross-platform content workflows, and InDesign Template strategies. Her weekly tip and blog posts have a committed following in the InDesign community, and as a long-time participant in the InDesign pre-release community, she regularly analyzes and provides feedback for upcoming features. Monica manages the authoring and publication of Technology for Publishing’s handbooks on InDesign, InCopy, and other associated titles.