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How to update captions in the body of a document?

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I have a 650 page technical document with many figures within the document. When I add or delete a figure, I would like for the sentence that points to that document to then say instead of see figure 11 to say see figure 12 or 10 as the captioned numbers change. What would be the best way to achieve this?
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If the captions are inserted using Insert/Reference/Caption..., you can put a cross-reference in the text at the current selection point. To do this, Insert/Reference/Cross-reference.... Choose the reference type, e.g. 'Figure' and pick the item that is to be referred to.

Note that if the number changes because of deletion or insertion of earlier figures in the document, the change won't show until the field has been updated. To update all fields in a document, select the whole of the text with Ctrl+A and press F9.
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