In my ditamap I have pressed enter and created a chapter. In a new topic I want to create a cross reference to go and see this chapter. How do I do it as everything I have cross referenced so far has been a standalone topic. I do not see the chapter heading in my resource manger screen.
You can't <xref> from a topic to a chapter tag that doesn't reference a topic file.
<chapter navtitle="Getting Started"></chapter>
In fact you can't <xref> from a topic to any tag in a map or bookmap.
You can however, <xref> from a topic to another topic that also happens to be a chapter.
<chapter href="c_GettingStarted.dita" navtitle="Getting Started"></chatper>
You can create an <xref> to the c_GettingStarted.dita topic and that will create a reference to the chapter. This is the only way I've found to do it.
Unfortunately, this prompts some writers to create a topic that's just a title (or just a title and meaningless intro) to act as the placeholder for the chapter. I wouldn't suggest having topics like that that because it creates more files to maintain and keep track of.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
I have been creating blank topics so I can have the ability to reference a chapter heading currently, I agree not a good way to go. I have placed a support call to PTC and had a webex with one of the support guys, hoping that they can fix this as the program is supposed to be so strong in linking, but seems that they missed some of the easier stuff. I will try your suggestion. Most of the time I will make the reference in a different chapter so I will see if this can work for me.