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Thanks! Worked like a charm!

Derek, I'm possibly getting too hung up on semantics here… This macro is indeed being used with DITA topics, but I'm not directly modifying the DITA authoring functionality like I was with my question about @type attribute insertion. Our CMS's functionality for creating conrefs is a bit cumbersome, so I created a macro that will let you copy/paste content as a conref, rather than a plain copy/paste. It also lets you create conref ranges if you copy a set of elements. It's deployed as a macro in the startup dir, so I suspect that macro would be available with any other doctypes, although it would almost certainly throw errors with non-DITA files.

I'd be happy to send it to you if you're interested. This macro is pretty specific to our CMS environment, but it might be useful to others with some tweaking.

-Kyle

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