Cross references word 2016 not updating

18-Sep-2019 09:19

Fields are usually updated when a document is opened or printed.

In addition, you can manually update a field by pressing the F9 key. Click the Insert reference to: drop down and select the information to be displayed in the cross-reference field 6.

First let's use a simpler example and that's referencing text that is on a particular page.

To do that click on the text you want to reference and create a bookmark (Insert Cross-Reference, select "Bookmark" as the reference type and "Page number" under "Insert reference to".

Even worse is when you've used a LOT of manual cross-references and you know that many of them have subsequently changed and you have to manually page through your document and check/update each and every one. Luckily Word has a cross-reference capability that can prevent those problems.

Available headings, captions or footnotes will appear. Click Insert Note: In the example below, we selected the following options: Reference type: Table Insert reference to: Entire Caption (highlighted in grey) When a cross-reference is created, a field is inserted into your document identifying the item you are referencing (e.g. In the example (See Table A), you would type the brackets and the word See before inserting Table A as a field, as explained below.