Re: Word 2010 cross reference issue

Subject: Re: Word 2010 cross reference issue
From: "Monique Semp" <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "Ben Davies" <bdavies -at- imris -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 14:20:45 -0700

I am writing large manuals (200+) in Microsoft Word 2010. I have many internal links and cross-references in these manuals. If I create a cross-reference to a section, and then move the section that is being referenced, the cross-reference sometimes gets broken. Instead of displaying the heading number and text that I originally inserted for the reference (for example, refer to section 1.1.1. Fake Section), it replaces the heading number with a 0, and dumps all of the content from the referenced section into my cross-reference.

A little late to this conversation (I've been offline for a couple of weeks), but I wanted to chime in with the solution I've been using for this problem: when I move a section in Word (by cut-and-paste), I typically add an empty paragraph before the start of the desired content and another paragraph after the content, and include those extra empty paragraphs in my cut-and-paste. This eliminates the problem because by including those extra para, I ensure that the bookmark/reference markers remain intact. Then ctrl-f9 always works.

But now I have a new thing to try (the outline moving) -- so that might be even better! But none-the-less, in case the outlining trick doesnât work (because at times the outline view seems a bit wonky), you might want to try this adding-paragraphs technique.

-Monique

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