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<title>Adding a group reference</title>
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<h1 class="topictitle1">Adding group references</h1>
<div><p>A group reference is a declaration that references a group. It enables
the referenced group to appear in the instance document in the context of
the referencing declaration.</p><div class="skipspace">The menu option to add a group reference only appears if there are
groups defined elsewhere in the document.<p>The following instructions were
written for the Resource perspective, but they will also work in many
other perspectives.</p>
<p>To add a group reference, follow these steps:</p>
<ol><li class="skipspace"><span>In the Outline view, right-click the content model you want to
work with and select <b> <span class="uicontrol">Add Group Ref</span></b>.</span></li>
<li class="skipspace"><span>Select the new group reference.</span></li>
<li class="skipspace"><span>In the Properties view, select the group you want to refer to in
the <b> <span class="uicontrol">ref</span></b> list.</span></li>
<li class="skipspace"><span>Click the <b> <span class="uicontrol">Documentation</span></b> tab if you want
to provide any information about this group reference.</span> The <span class="uicontrol">Documentation</span> page
is used for human readable material, such as a description, and the <span class="uicontrol">App
Info</span> page can be used to provide information for applications.</li>
<div><p><b class="reltaskshd">Related tasks</b><br />
<a href="../topics/taddgrup.html" title="A group consists of element declarations, wildcards, and other content model groups. When you create a group, it automatically contains a content model.">Adding a group</a><br />