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Phil Champ

Reply to: Link to a topic heading?

What you can do instead of using a Topic Heading is to use a topic containing a title and nothing else. It is easy to make a cross-reference to a topic. There are other advantages to this approach, in particular that translation management systems tend to handle it better.

We have used this method to save our translators from having to translate the ditamap. However, you can only insert cross-references to the “empty” topics if the output is PDF. With a CHM, you end up with a link to a page with nothing on it except the title.