Re: Word 2007 cross-references

Subject: Re: Word 2007 cross-references
From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2009 12:58:30 -0500


So Microsoft has refined its "you will work as we think you should"
attitude. The field codes were the most flexible and useful part of Word.

Scott

Robert Lauriston wrote:
> Help on field codes: "In Microsoft Office Word 2007, there is little
> need to insert fields manually, because built-in commands and content
> controls provide most of the capabilities that fields provided for
> many versions of Word."
>
> On Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 8:04 PM, Jessica Weissman
> <Jessica -dot- Weissman -at- hillcrestlabs -dot- com> wrote:
>> Right. They are not in the dialog box. They are field codes.
>>
>> Look up Field Codes in the help or in an aftermarket book.
>>
>> - Jessica
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: robert -dot- lauriston -at- gmail -dot- com on behalf of Robert Lauriston
>> Sent: Sun 10/4/2009 12:54 AM
>> To: Jessica Weissman
>> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> Subject: Re: RE: Word 2007 cross-references
>>
>> No, in Word 2007 there are no formatting options in thr Cross-reference
>> dialog.
>>
>> On Oct 3, 2009 8:42 PM, "Jessica Weissman" <
>> Jessica -dot- Weissman -at- hillcrestlabs -dot- com> wrote:
>>
>> Actually, I would hope not.
>>
>> Sometimes I use cross-references to bookmarks to maintain consistent naming
>> for GUI items or product components. These things are formatted in a
>> specific way that I do not want overridden by hyperlink format, even if I
>> make the cross-reference a hyperlink. Sometimes I do want readers to be
>> able to hyperlink to the original description of the GUI item or whatever.
>>
>> As someone else said, there's a switch on the cross-reference field thing to
>> govern whether the formatting stays linked to the text being
>> cross-referenced or not.
>>
>> This way, every use case is accommodated. You can use the switch to let the
>> formatting be overridden. I can use the switch to make sure it is not.
>>
>> And I'm happy that hyperlinks outside the current document can easily be
>> made to look one way, while cross-reference/hyperlinks inside the document
>> can be made to look another way.
>>
>> - Jessica
>>
>> -----Original Message----- From: techwr-l-bounces+jessica.weissman=
>> hillcrestlabs -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr -dot- -dot- -dot-
>>
>> Subject: Re: Word 2007 cross-references
>>
>> The Word 2007 cross-reference dialog contains only: "Reference type"
>> drop-down "Insert reference" t...
>
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RE: Word 2007 cross-references: From: Combs, Richard
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RE: Word 2007 cross-references: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Word 2007 cross-references: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: Word 2007 cross-references: From: Jessica Weissman
Re: RE: Word 2007 cross-references: From: Robert Lauriston
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