RE: cross-references in Word 2007

Subject: RE: cross-references in Word 2007
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Lin Sims" <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 08:29:02 -0700

Lin Sims wrote:

> I want to insert a cross-reference to a numbered heading. I want both
> the heading number and the text in the cross-reference. Word does not
> provide this as an option.
> How do I get Word to do what I want as opposed to what Microsoft
thinks I
> want?

You can use multiple cross-references -- one to the heading number,
another to the heading text, and then a third to the page number. Insert
the appropriate punctuation and/or connecting words between them to
create something like this in three (more or less) easy steps:

See Section 3.2, "Configuring the Widget," on page 27.

Not as elegant as FrameMaker's x-refs, is it?

But the automatic "above/below" feature is pretty cool. :-)


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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