to reflect any changes you make, such as inserting new tables/figures/sections, or moving existing ones to other places in the document, or deleting some of them.
It’s actually very easy to do, so here’s how: Once you’ve updated the caption numbering and the x-refs, you may need to update the automated Table of Contents (TOC), List of Tables (LOT), and List of Figures (LOF) too.
By Peter Weverka Cross-references in longer Word 2016 documents are very handy indeed.
They tell readers where to go to find more information about a topic.
Best of all, if the page number, numbered item, or text that a cross-reference refers to changes, so does the cross-reference.
Follow these steps to create a cross-reference: When you finish creating your document, update all the cross-references.
The paragraph number often won't update to the new number at all, or sometimes goes to '0'.
The paragraph text often comes in with a line from the previous numbered item as well.
I then add a new item, so I've got: 2.3 Process Item 2.4 Check for Exceptions 2.5 Notify Client When I update I get: "See step 2.4 Check for Exceptions Notify Client As shown, the cross ref text is bolded as if it were now a heading, and it is showing the header titles for both 2.4 and 2.5.
The problem with cross-references, however, is that the thing being cross-referenced really has to be there.
If you tell readers to go to a heading called “The Cat’s Pajamas” on page 93, and neither the heading nor the page is really there, readers curse and tell you where to go, instead of the other way around.
Word doesn't treat cross-references like equations in Excel: the program won't update them in real time, causing references that move to display incorrectly.
To update all the references in a file, select the whole document and use the Update Field option.