Automatic updating cross references

Now if that bookmark moves to another page as you edit the document and it repaginates, you can easily update that reference without having to manually check it.In a few paragraphs I'll show you how to update your entire document in just a couple of keystrokes.Cross-references can appear anywhere within the document and often take the form of: (See Table A).A cross-reference created in Word can be automatically updated if you later make changes to the document.In addition, you can manually update a field by pressing the F9 key. Click the Insert reference to: drop down and select the information to be displayed in the cross-reference field 6.Available headings, captions or footnotes will appear. Click Insert Note: In the example below, we selected the following options: Reference type: Table Insert reference to: Entire Caption (highlighted in grey) When a cross-reference is created, a field is inserted into your document identifying the item you are referencing (e.g. In the example (See Table A), you would type the brackets and the word See before inserting Table A as a field, as explained below.If you're doing that, then when you click to insert your cross-reference after your intro (ex: "As defined in paragraph ") choose the reference type of "Numbered Item" and "Paragraph Number" as the thing to insert a reference to.When you do that all of your numbered paragraphs will appear in the "For which numbered item" box at the bottom of the dialog box.

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Cross-references are commonly used in indexes and within long documents to direct the reader's attention to another part of the document, such as an image or related table.

You can create a cross-reference to any of the following objects: When a cross-reference is created, a field is inserted into your document identifying the item you are referencing (e.g. In the example (See Table A), you would type the brackets and the word See before inserting Table A as a field, as explained below.

Fields are usually updated when a document is opened or printed.

Select the one you want to cross-reference to and then click Insert.

If you don't see any numbered paragraphs listed there, or you just don't see the one you want, it means you haven't done your paragraph numbering correctly.

All of the cross-references will immediately update and you're good to go.

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