RE: Word 2007 cross-references

Subject: RE: Word 2007 cross-references
From: "Paul Neshamkin" <pauln -at- helpauthors -dot- com>
To: "'Robert Lauriston'" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, "'Fred Ridder'" <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 08:28:42 -0400

Place your cursor in the place you wish to see the hyperlinked
cross-reference. Click on the Reference tab, and choose Cross-reference from
the Caption group. In the Cross-reference dialog box, change the Reference
type to Heading, and select the heading you wish to insert as a
cross-reference from the For which heading: box. You'll note that by default
the Insert as hyperlink checkbox is selected.

This inserts a Ref field that will reflect the heading text. You can also
use this dialog to add a page reference if you wish. These fields can be
updated to reflect the current content of the heading by selecting your
document (or the link) and pressing F9. It is important when editing the
heading in question to not delete it and replace it as this will remove the
hidden automatically generated bookmark that creates the cross-reference
(causing an Error! Reference source not found. Message). Place you cursor in
the heading and add text and delete unwanted text. Be careful not to insert
a paragraph in front of the heading by placing your cursor to the left of
the heading and pressing Enter, as this will extend the cross-reference
towards the front of the document. This is especially troublesome when
pasting text containing paragraph breaks to the beginning of the heading
paragraph.


Regards,

Paul Neshamkin
pauln -at- helpauthors -dot- com

MS Help MVP
ComponentOne Doc-To-Help Certified Trainer and MVP

The Paul Neshamkin Group
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201-714-9525


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Of Robert Lauriston
Sent: Friday, October 02, 2009 2:38 AM
To: Fred Ridder
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Word 2007 cross-references

Maybe I missed the right command. The help was no help and Google turned up
instructions for hyperlinks.

Where is the cross-reference command?

On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 6:31 PM, Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Yes if they are cross-references. They update just like any other
> field codes (select all, then F9, for example). But there are also a
> lot of things that can break cross-reference and cause them to display
> everybody's favorite "Error. Bookmark not defined" messages.
>
> If they were created as hyperlinks rather than as cross-references,
> they are much less subject to breakage, but they will cannot be made
> to update automatically.
>
> Isn't Word fun...
>
> -FR
>
>
>> Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 18:21:39 -0700
>> Subject: Word 2007 cross-references
>> From: robert -at- lauriston -dot- com
>> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>>
>> Is there some way to make Word 2007 cross-references (hyperlinks "to
>> a place in this document") automatically update the link text when
>> the target heading changes?

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RE: Word 2007 cross-references: From: Fred Ridder
Re: Word 2007 cross-references: From: Robert Lauriston

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