Need cross reference to update with edits in Word 2003

Posted on 2011-02-25
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In the attached document from Word 2003, I have a section 2 with sub-sections a, b, c, iv. As I work on the document, what is currently section 2(c) may later become section 7(f). I'd like to have it so that when I refer to these sections in my document (in section iv), it will automatically update as I edit. So for instance what now says 2(c) in section iv, will automatically update as I add more sections and the current 2(c) becomes 7(f).
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Patrick Matthews earned 2000 total points
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Word cross-references usually work very well, so long as you are using Heading styles.

The following provides a good introduction to the topic:



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ID: 34984042
Helpful and informative article. Just to double check, are styles the only way to make it update?
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by:Patrick Matthews
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Well, that's the easiest way.  You can also use bookmarks, and numbered items such as tables and figures, but in my opinion using the various Heading styles is the way to go.

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ID: 34984628
Pointed me in the right direction, and even mentioned other ways of doing it, but suggesed the easiest way for me to do what I am trying to accomplish.

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