Re: "back" in MS Word

Subject: Re: "back" in MS Word
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 17:25:39 -0700

On 7/21/2010 11:36 AM, mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net wrote:
> I'm looking for a way to create a "back" function in MS Word 2007.
>
> I'm using Word's "cross reference" tool to create live links to tables in a Word doc. So, for example, there might be a cross reference on page 1 to a table on page 10. Control-click the x-ref on page 1, and you land at the table on page 10.
>
> What I want to do now is create a "back" link. What I envision is having:
>
> [back]
>
> beneath each table. When "[back]" is clicked, the reader is bounced back to the original paragraph.
>

The "original" paragraph? Like to have a number of cross-references and
go back to the specific cross-reference that reader clicked? That would
require your Word document to be an application and Word does not work
like that.

If there is only one cross-reference that refers to the table, then
create a bookmark at the location of the x-ref that you x-ref where the
original x-ref refers, but you will need to get creative with how you
name and bookmark your x-refs.

For example, if x-ref1 refers to "Table 1," then x-ref1 will have the
text "Table 1." If you bookmark x-ref1 and create x-ref2 at Table 1 to
go back to x-ref1, then you will have an x-ref1 displayed as "Table 1"
while at the position of Table 1 you will have "Table 1 Table 1." So,
you need to have separate x-refs and targets.

Lauren


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