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Word 2007: Updating Cross-References Not Working


Best Answer rphox2015 , 27 July 2015 - 12:15 AM

Found the solution: To insert a new heading/section, I placed the cursor at the beginning of the existing heading (Subtopic A) and pressed Enter. This DOES NOT update the cross-... Go to the full post »


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I was under the impression that I could update a cross-reference automatically (unlike hyperlinks) by pressing F9, but it doesn't work.

 

For example, if I have a cross-reference in Heading 1 to a Heading 2 and insert a new Heading 2 before the existing one, I thought I could press F9 on the cross-reference and it would update the field to the existing Heading 2.

 

Old:

1. Main Topic

    Text with cross-ref (to 1.1, Subtopic A).

1.1 Subtopic A

    Text

 

New

1. Main Topic

    Text with cross-ref

1.1, New Subtopic B

    Text

1.2, Subtopic A

 

 

In this situation if I click F9 on the cross-ref in 1. Main Topic shouldn't it automatically update and adjust to referece Subtopic A (now 1.2)?

Thanks for any help.


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Found the solution:

 

To insert a new heading/section, I placed the cursor at the beginning of the existing heading (Subtopic A) and pressed Enter. This DOES NOT update the cross-ref. Instead, you have to place the cursor at the end of the last para in the section before the location of the new heading and then press Enter. This automatically updates the cross-refs to the existing heading/section.


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