I'm reviewing a document (confidential, no sample available) that's stitched in cross-references.
A section is bookmarked so that paragraphs can later be drafted with cross-references to previously bookmarked sections. If the section numbers are changed by adding or removing paragraphs, the cross-references through out the document are updated automatically.
It seems that when text is copy-pasted from one document template (also made up of cross-references) to another, hidden section bookmarks can be lost or overwritten. When they are lost, Word will show “Error! Reference source not found.” When they are overwritten, you get a reference to a section that doesn’t exist in the document (e.g. it will refer to section 1.1(a)(a) but there is no such section. The closest thing is a section 1.1(a) later on in the document).
I know absolutely nothing about bookmarks and cross-references. There is a long list of hidden numbered bookmarks (e.g. _DV_M395 (and other numbers); _Hlt66594305 (and other numbers); and _Ref195675891 (and other numbers))
I need to correct all the incorrect references in the document (with the old and new documents at my disposal). Old fashioned me will print out every page of the document, flag all the references and verify them manually.
Unless... some kind soul with any level of expertise in word cross-references could offer a more efficient suggestion? :)