How to change the unique ID of a reference?

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Dullboy
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How to change the unique ID of a reference?

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Hi, guys. For some reason, I need to change some unique ids of references. I do this in a stupid way: create a new one which has a new id and then delete the old one. I suppose there must be a smarter way to do that. I found Jon had answered this question years ago, "you can override the system if you want. Option-Command-click on the unique id and you can change it". But, I can not even find the unique ID in the Bookends interface. Need help! Thank you!

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Re: How to change the unique ID of a reference?

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Open the edit pane. The unique ID is toward the top left.

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Re: How to change the unique ID of a reference?

Post by nicka »

You might not be seeing it if the edit pane isn't wide enough. It needs to be about twice as wide as the dropdown menu control for choosing reference type on the top right. If not, drag the pane, and then the unique ID will magically appear when it reaches the correct width.

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Re: How to change the unique ID of a reference?

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Haha, here it is!!! finally found it! Thank you very much!

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